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Momentum on their side, Bolts go on 17-day break

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Racking up six wins in seven games, Meralco faces its toughest challenge yet midway through the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. With momentum on their side, the Bolts will be tested as they go on a 17-day break. “I have no clue what we’re gonna do with 17 days off,” lamented coach Norman Black after a […]

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Well-rested Beermen end Bolts’ unbeaten start

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San Miguel continued to be Meralco’s bane in the second conference. The Bolts came into Sunday’s game having won their first four games before running into a brick wall in the Beermen. “They’re the best team in the league. They just won the all-Filipino title, so I can’t really be surprised with the way they […]

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Black sees no positives in Bolts loss to Beermen

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Meralco head coach Norman Black wasn’t in the mood to look at any bright moments in his team’s 101-86 loss to defending champion San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.  “Bad game, that’s all I can really tell you,” said Black as the Bolts dropped to 2-4 and absorbed their third straight […]

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Elite eye 2-0 start vs debuting Bolts

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After finally winning its first-ever opener, Blackwater looks to continue its winning ways early in the season. The Elite gun for their first-ever 2-0 start and solo leadership when they tangle with the debuting Meralco Bolts in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Blackwater’s 94-87 victory over Phoenix last Wednesday marked the […]

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Bolts bolster backcourt with Ed Daquioag

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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 […]

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Bolts played bad from opening tip of Game 5, says Black

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For Meralco head coach Norman Black, the Bolts were not able to put themselves in a position to win Sunday night. “It’s not just about the bad start, I thought we played bad the whole game from start to finish,” he said after the Bolts’ 92-81 defeat to Barangay Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2016 […]

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Ginebra, Meralco shoot for 3-2 lead

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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 […]

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Player of the Week: Meralco’s Hugnatan lights up TNT in semis

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Veteran forward Reynel Hugnatan has always been known for his mid-range game and excellent footwork at the post. But in Game 3 of Meralco’s PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal series against top seed TNT, the 6-foot-4 Hugnatan unveiled his new weapon from the three-point zone. The ninth overall pick in the 2003 PBA Draft went […]

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Meralco, TNT open semis series

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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 […]

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Meralco seals playoff for 4th spot, beats Mahindra

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MERALCO finally got to win a close one and got amply rewarded as a result. The Bolts came through with the clutch plays in the stretch to fashion an 86-83 escape over MahindraSunday and secure a playoff spot for a twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals at the Mall of Asia Arena. Allen Durham […]

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Black: Players’ lack of preparedness factor in Bolts 2OT loss

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There was no doubt in coach Norman Black’s mind that the root of Meralco’s downfall on Sunday boiled down to some of his key players being unprepared in its game against GlobalPort. “Some guys were a little bit listless tonight. There’s no question some guys didn’t come to play tonight as far as their effort and production in the first […]

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Despite little practice, Jamshidi churns out solid numbers for Bolts

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Meralco’s Asian import Mohammad Jamshidi arrived in the Philippines a day before the Bolts’ opening game in the PBA Governors’ Cup. He didn’t have ample time to acquaint himself with the Meralco system with the Bolts first game set in the opening day of the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday. That left Bolts head coach […]

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Bolts atone for ‘lazy’ showing with Game 4 rout of Aces

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Meralco head coach Norman Black was disappointed with the way his team played in the second half of Game 3. “Lazy” was how Black described Meralco’s Game 3 showing as it fell, 92-72, and dropped to a 2-1 series deficit in a best-of-five semifinals duel against Alaska. The Bolts heard their coach’s grievances loud and clear […]

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Faundo makes most of rare start, helps Meralco stay alive

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In what could be seen as a gambit, Meralco head coach Norman Black inserted backup center Bryan Faundo to the starting lineup in all-important Game 4 against Alaska. And Faundo didn’t disappoint as he did what Black expected of him in a crucial game. “Nung sinabi sa akin ni coach na magsa-start ako, sabi nya […]

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Aces go for series clincher vs Bolts in Game 4

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Alaska Milk coach Alex Compton was thankful for an extra day rest, seeing it as an opportunity for his players to refresh and be ready for a cutthroat approach in trying to finish off Meralco in their semis battle. Compton just had the Aces walking through their plays and patterns on Saturday. The next day, they […]

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Bolts begin tough stretch vs Enforcers

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League-leading Meralco begins its tough three-game stretch against Mahindra on Sunday in the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Coming off of a 16-day break, the Bolts are hoping to make one last push to finish in the top two at the end of the elimination round. “To be honest, we’re doing […]

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Meralco’s ‘lack of defense’ leads to winless start

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There’s no mystery behind the Meralco’s winless start in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup.

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New-look Bolts get early test vs Beermen

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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.

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2015-16 PBA Season Preview: Meralco Bolts

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A new day dawns on Meralco.

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
Meralco VS Phoenix 07:00 PM
NLEX VS Blackwater 04:15 PM
MAY 03 WEDNESDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
GlobalPort VS Phoenix 04:15 PM
MAY 05 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Rain or Shine VS Star Hotshots 05:00 PM
MAY 06 SATURDAY BATANGAS CITY COLISEUM