ILOILO CITY – Joe Devance achieved a personal milestone and the whole Barangay Ginebra team celebrated a crucial win over Meralco that got the team back in the thick of the fight for the playoffs in the PBA Philippine Cup at the University of San Agustin Gym here Saturday night. Devance, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson […]
Mahinrda has snapped out of a disquieting skid in a big way and is now eyeing a second straight win that would push it back in the hunt for a playoff slot in the PBA Philippine Cup. Meralco coach Norman Black hopes it would not be at his team’s expense when the Bolts and Floodbuster […]
As hard as it is to defend Terrence Romeo, the job gets tougher now as the scorer slowly evolves into a playmaking guard. That’s what Chris Newsome observed following Meralco’s 97-89 defeat to GlobalPort on Friday. “It keeps you on your toes a lot more,” he said. “You can’t just hard show or you can’t double-team […]
Chris Newsome, the PBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, had a line to forget in Meralco’s 101-86 loss to defending Philippine Cup champions San Miguel as he put up a triple-double with one glaring statistical anomaly. He had 16 points, 12 rebounds, but turned the ball over 11 times as the Bolts dropped their third […]
San Miguel Beer was a firecracker crackling and spitting sparks all game long in a 101-86 demolition of Meralco in a PBA Philippine Cup pre-New Year presentation at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Wednesday night. The Beermen torched the Bolts right in the opening quarter and lit the board all throughout in a relatively easy victory that kept the […]
Meralco stepped on the gas pedal late, turning back NLEX, 106-93 to notch its first win in Petron Saturday Special of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Chris Newsome and rookie Ed Daquioag paired up in the fourth quarter as the Bolts went on a decisive 16-3 tear to turn a close […]
There’s still much more Ed Daquioag has to do before he makes his mark in the PBA, but the former University of Santo Tomas slotman, who was drafted by Meralco, sees a potential a partnership with reigning Rookie of the Year Chris Newsome. With Daquioag, the Bolts got another versatile and athletic guard, joining the […]
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel withstood a late Meralco charge to win, 92-81, and seize a 3-2 lead in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday night before a boisterous crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Justin Brownlee came up big with 29 points and 10 rebounds two nights after a subpar showing in the Gin Kings’ […]
After four amazing games, we’re back in square one, with Ginebra slipping past Meralco in Game 4, 88-86. Much like Game 2, the Kings made the bigger plays down the stretch, though they had to mount one final defensive stand to stave off the Bolts. Chris Newsome was shadowed well by Justin Brownlee in the […]
Weather-permitting, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco continue their title showdown Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Amid the expected surge of tropical storm Karen, the Kings and the Bolts both try to wage their own storms inside the Big Dome as they dispute the pivotal 3-2 lead in the PBA Governors Cup Finals. As in their […]
For quite a while now, Meralco has long been on the fringes of success. Bolts coach Norman Black believes the time is ripe for his Meralco crew to gain inclusion among the PBA’s elite, notwithstanding the awe-inspiring task of taking on the Governors Cup’s best team, led by arguably the conference’s top player. “We look […]
June Mar Fajardo is poised to snare his third straight MVP award as he leads the statistical race through the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. Winning the Best Player of the Conference in the Philippine Cup, the San Miguel big man is way ahead of the pack, averaging 39.5 statistical points (SPs) for the season. […]
It’s Game 4 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals and Alaska is on the verge of barging into their third straight Final appearance. Meralco, after a very commendable performance in the elims, is now on the edge and is in danger of missing the bus to their first ever Finals appearance. Will the Bolts push back […]
With the opposing defense trying its earnest to limit Arinze Onuaku’s production every game, Meralco has to draw huge contributions from its locals. And on Monday, it was Reynel Hugnatan who gave the Bolts the huge lift. The 37-year-old forward teamed up with rookie Chris Newsome in the fourth quarter as they pounced on NLEX […]
Being the only undefeated team so far in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Meralco sure is riding at an all-time high after its fifth win, a 96-88 conquest of GlobalPort on Sunday. And for Chris Newsome, the win is another step for the Bolts in erasing the bitter memories of last conference. “It’s a big boost […]
Without the benefit of a single practice session with Meralco, Arinze Onuaku made a solid debut with the team, leading the Bolts to a 90-86 drubbing of the Star Hotshots on opening night of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Meralco rookie Chris Newsome said his elbow that hit Blackwater’s Keith Agovida in the first half of their game on Wednesday and merited an ejection was “unintentional.”
After winning its season debut against a beefed-up Globalport side, titleholder San Miguel Beer takes the challenge of a new-look Meralco team in the 2015-16 Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.
A new day dawns on Meralco.
The 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft is in the books.