Meralco goes for five

August 13, 2017

With Gilas Pilipinas still in the thick of the fight in the Asian meet in Beirut, the PBA Governors Cup resumes Sunday at the MOA Arena with the Meralco Bolts staking their clean slate and hold of the solo lead versus the NLEX Road Warriors.

Coaches Norman Black and Yeng Guiao have their complete line-ups at their disposal in the 6:45 p.m. setto.

Black hopes they continue to pile up wins before releasing ace guard Baser Amer to the Gilas cadet quintet that will compete in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur startingAug. 19.

The Bolts are in the lead at 4-0 with rousing victories over Blackwater, Barangay Ginebra, Rain or Shine and Kia.

After their win against Kia, Black said: “We’re focused not to stumble as we want to stay in the Top Four.”

NLEX had also strung up four consecutive wins before dropping a setback versus Barangay Ginebra in a road game in Calasiao, Pangasinan.

The Road Warriors made a bristling run from the last conference, gaining immediate improvement from a key trade deal that had them acquiring the services of Larry Fonacier, JR Quinahan and Alex Mallari.

Showing marked improvement in their games are Kevin Alas and Carlo Lastimosa.
But they dropped their first acid test against Ginebra.

They’re likely to face another tough test against Meralco as the two teams jockey for position on top.

The Bolts dominated the Kia Picanto with consummate ease and pulled off an emphatic 112-97 triumph in their last outing.
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“We relaxed a bit after getting a big lead, but we played really well for the most part,” said Black on their breeze after earlier convincing triumphs over Blackwater, Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine.