ANTIPOLO—The PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings may not yet be finalized with more than half the league still yet to play their last elimination games, but Meralco head coach Norman Black is almost certain they’ll face TNT. Black and the Bolts finished their elimination round schedule with a 7-4 record after losing to Ginebra, 90-89, Sunday […]
Meralco head coach Norman Black admitted the Bolts really didn’t deserve to win in a stunning 94-86 loss to the GlobalPort Batang Pier on Wednesday. “I give them (GlobalPort) credit, they played hard, and they played well, and they rebounded the ball well tonight which was something we didn’t do,” said Black at Mall of Asia Arena […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s no mystery behind the Meralco’s winless start in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup.
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.