MANILA, Philippines—Meralco has put itself in rivalry for a quarterfinals berth within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday, extending its successful streak to a few video games after beating TNT, 97-91, at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
Import KJ McDaniels and Raymond Almazan have been the central figures within the victory that noticed the Bolts tie the Tropang Giga at 4-5, a exceptional turnaround after struggling early within the convention.
McDaniels, who sparked Meralco’s run after changing Johnny O’Bryant, had 26 factors, 15 rebounds and 4 assists whereas Almazan was key on each ends of the ground, particularly within the fourth, to provide 21 factors, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Almazan cleans it up downlow!
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“This can be a huge win for us. Big win,” Meralco coach Norman Black after his workforce spoiled the return of TNT counterpart Chot Reyes after the latter steered Gilas Pilipinas to a pair of highway victories lately within the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
RR Pogoy and Poy Erram have been additionally again from donning the nationwide workforce jersey, however they too couldn’t assist the Tropang Giga endure their third defeat within the final 4 matches.
TNT additionally performed with Mikey Williams, who was reinstated after he was suspended by administration for a number of misconducts.
Williams appeared to have given the increase the Tropang Giga wanted when he fired 15 of his 20 factors within the first half that noticed them acquire a lead as excessive as 11 and 54-49 at intermission.
However Williams and the remainder of TNT cooled off which enabled Meralco to show issues round.
MERALCO 97 — McDaniels 26, Almazan 21, Black 17, Quinto 13, Banchero 10, Maliksi 9, Pascual 1, Jose 0, Pasaol 0, Caram 0, Hodge 0.
TNT 91 — Oliver 25, M.Williams 20, Castro 19, Erram 10, Oftana 6, Okay.Williams 5, Pogoy 4, Khobuntin 2, Heruela 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0.
Quarters: 21-23, 49-54, 73-74, 97-91.
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