Durham, Almazan join to lead Meralco past Blackwater

Meralco came back to its triumphant ways by beating Blackwater, 106-97, on Friday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center.

Allen Durham and Raymond Almazan posted twofold serves as the Bolts hardened their hold of fourth spot in the group standings on a 4-2 (win-misfortune) record.

The Bolts additionally got their three-point shooting going in the last quarter to keep up a protected hole among them and the Elite, who tumbled to their fourth misfortune in six matches.

Durham counted 27, 13 bounce back, and two squares while Almazan included 19, 10 bounce back, and two squares to give the Bolts firm control of the paint.

Baser Amer scored 10 of his 17 points in the final quarter, hitting two of the Bolts’ five three-pointers in the period. Meralco just made two threes in the initial 75%.

Meralco went on a 8-0 raced to cushion its lead to 37-32, and had the option to ensure it until the last signal.

After treys by John Pinto and Bong Quinto, Amer hit a three to cushion Meralco’s lead to 11, 99-88 with 4:03 left in the game, before fixing the success with another three, 106-92.

Nino Canaleta additionally came up huge for the Bolts, completing with 13, all coming in the subsequent period.

Mike DiGregorio had 22 to lead six Blackwater players in twofold figures. In any case, regardless it wasn’t sufficient for the Elite, who were falling off an annoyed success over ruling hero Magnolia last Wednesday.


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