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No complaints as Black admits Meralco simply outplayed by Ginebra

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

No complaints as Black admits Meralco simply outplayed by Ginebra

UNLIKE Game One, Meralco coach Norman Black has no complaints about how the game was called. Black didn’t hold back the last time out when he felt that the Bolts didn’t get a fair shake, this time around – he’s giving all the credit to an in-form Ginebra squad. “I will never complain about the officiating if my team didn’t play well. My team played well the last game, they didn’t play well tonight, so I cannot complain about the officials,” said Black after their 104-90 loss to Ginebra which sent them...

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Ginebra marches to Final Four with repeat win against Meralco

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Ginebra marches to Final Four with repeat win against Meralco

ANOTHER heartbreaking loss to Barangay Ginebra, another move forward-attitude for Meralco. According to Bolts coach Norman Black, the most his team could do now is look ahead to the season-ending PBA Governors Cup after getting swept by the Kings in their Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals duel Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Just look forward to the next conference,” said Black after his side absorbed a 90-104 drubbing from Ginebra. The loss came on the heels of an 81-88 loss in the best-of-three opener just two...

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Rain or Shine clinches No. 1 ranking after grinding out overtime win over Meralco

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Rain or Shine clinches No. 1 ranking after grinding out overtime win over Meralco

RAIN or Shine clinched the top sede in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs after a hard-fought 106-99 overtime win over Meralco on Sunday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters survived a furious rally by the Bolts to improve to 9-1 (win-loss), sealing their place in the No. 1 seed in the quarterfinals armed with twice-to-beat advantage against the eighth seed. Reggie Johnson finished with 21 points and 18 rebounds, including a triple to start off overtime for the Elasto Painters, who won their sixth straight game to move...

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Arinze Onuaku anchors attack as Meralco zaps Blackwater to clinch quarterfinal berth

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Arinze Onuaku anchors attack as Meralco zaps Blackwater to clinch quarterfinal berth

MERALCO barged into the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals with an emphatic 102-75 clobbering of Blackwater Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. Arinze Onuaku was unstoppable in his 28 minutes of action, bullying his way to 17 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and a steal. With their eyes set on moving on to the next round, the Bolts didn’t waste time burying the opposition as they jumped on a 10-2 start and continued to bamboozle the Elite, shooting 60-percent from the field to take a 59-30 halftime lead. The lead even swelled to...

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Arinze Onuaku welcomes supporting role as long as Meralco locals keep stepping up

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Arinze Onuaku welcomes supporting role as long as Meralco locals keep stepping up

MERALCO may be currently sitting at fourth in the standings with its 6-2 record, but there’s no doubt in Arinze Onuaku that his team can still make a run for one of the top two spots that come with a twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs. “We’re definitely confident,” he said on the heels of the Bolts’ huge 102-75 win over Blackwater on Friday to clinch its seat in the quarterfinals. Onuaku has every reason to feel optimistic seeing how dominant his team played against the Elite even when he only played for 28...

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Baser Amer thrilled to get good looks, thanks to attention Onuaku commands in the paint

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Baser Amer thrilled to get good looks, thanks to attention Onuaku commands in the paint

BASER Amer stole the limelight from debuting rookie Christian Standhardinger as the peppery guard waxed hot for Meralco in a 93-85 win over defending champion San Miguel in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena. The unassuming playmaker led the Bolts in scoring with a game-high 28 points, firing 13 of them in the fourth period to help his team stun the mighty Beermen and spoil the debut of the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger. Amer was 5-of-6 from three-point range and 8-of-13 from the field. He also had eight rebounds...

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Meralco spoils much-awaited Standhardinger debut with smashing win over San Miguel

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

MERALCO found holes in San Miguel Beer’s cloak of invincibility, hammering out a 93-85 victory to underline its own title credentials in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Bolts proved to be a worthy title contender against the Beermen as they tightened their defensive screws all-game long before turning to a late salvo to hack out their third win in four games. Baser Amer and Chris Newsome proved to be a thorn in the side of the Beermen, knocking down the dagger baskets at crunch time to spoil the...

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Black defends Newsome from Guiao rant at ‘disrespectful’ garbage-time basket

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Black defends Newsome from Guiao rant at ‘disrespectful’ garbage-time basket

MERALCO coach Norman Black made it clear the Bolts had no intention of disrespecting NLEX in the endgame of their 106-90 win on Friday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Black said the two-point shot converted by Chris Newsome in the final 1.6 seconds with the outcome of the game already settled was more on improving the team’s quotient rather than insulting the Road Warriors, who went down to their third straight loss in the conference. Newsome’s move drew the ire of NLEX mentor Yeng Guiao, who was caught by the camera uttering vulgar...

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Meralco gets back on winning track, sends weary NLEX reeling to third successive loss

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Meralco gets back on winning track, sends weary NLEX reeling to third successive loss

MERALCO pounced on an NLEX side that looked a step slower, rolling to a 106-90 victory to get back on the winning track in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts established an early lead and never let up as they pounced on a Road Warriors side that was playing its third game in a week to cruise to their second victory in three games. Chris Newsome exploded for 30 points and seven boards, although his last shot for quotient purposes didn’t sit well with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, whose team stayed...

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Garvo Lanete rues bad timing of injury as he joins RDO on sidelines

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Meralco, News | 0 comments

Garvo Lanete rues bad timing of injury as he joins RDO on sidelines

MERALCO not only lost an inside presence in Ranidel de Ocampo, it also missed an outside threat in Garvo Lanete. The 29-year-old shooting guard missed his second game for the Bolts in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night as he continues to recover from a severely sprained shooting hand, which remains wrapped in a bandage almost two weeks since suffering the injury. He hurt his right hand while the team was deep in training for the opening of the second conference, joining De Ocampo (Achilles) on the Meralco injury list. “Malas ng timing...

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