PBA

  • Meralco Bolts vs San Miguel Beermen, 93 - 85

    Top draft pick Christian Standhardinger got a rude welcome to the PBA as the Meralco Bolts defeated the San Miguel Beer, 93-85, in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  • Meralco Bolts vs. Alaska Aces Final Score.

  • Meralco catches break, cuts finals deficit to 2-1

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE Meralco Bolts notched their first win in the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals after taking Game Three of their best-of-seven affair with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 94-81, last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Facing the possibility of going down 0-3 in the series and having to do the near-Sisyphean task of sweeping the remaining games if they are to win the title, the Bolts gutted it out with the defending champions to hack out the win and infuse life to their championship hopes.

  • Meralco Fall Short In Ginebra Rematch

    Struggling to buy a bucket, Meralco fell to its sixth straight defeat, losing to Finals tormentor Ginebra, 83-72 Saturday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at University of San Agustin Gym in Ilo-ilo.

    Shooting a measly 26-percent from the field, the Bolts further fell in danger of missing out the playoffs as the Gin Kings put on a stranglehold on defense.

    Ginebra broke the game wide open and took a 14-point lead, 79-65, on a Japeth Aguilar jumper with 1:59 left in the third period.

  • Meralco flattens Alaska to make it four straight wins

    Meralco Bolts stopped the Alaska Aces on its tracks with an 89-74 victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meralco forces winner-take-all Game Seven

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE championship of the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup is going the full route of seven games after the Meralco Bolts staved off defeat last night in Game Six, beating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 98-91, to force a sudden death.

    In front of yet another mammoth crowd at the Philippine Arena of 53,642, the Bolts kept their title hopes alive with a gutsy showing against a determined champions Kings who were eager to finish the affair.

  • Meralco looks to bolster top 2 push against TNT

    IN good position to claim one of the top two spots in the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup, the Meralco Bolts look to fortify their position some more with a victory today against the TNT KaTropa in their 7 p.m. main game encounter at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meralco outlasts Star, sweeps way to finals

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THEY were challenge big time but in the end there was no stopping the Meralco Bolts from returning to the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup after defeating the Star Hotshots, 91-88, in overtime in Game Three last night to complete a sweep of their best-of-five semifinal series.

  • Meralco routs Alaska, regains share of lead

    MERALCO regained share of first place as it emphatically dismantled Alaska, 106-78, to stay hot and further improve its stand in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night.

    Once again, Allen Durham was his usual dominant self, leading the Bolts with another solid double-double of 26 points and 18 rebounds on top of six assists and three blocks in a well-rounded showing.

  • Meralco Signs Chris Lutz

    Though it will take time for him to make his debut in a Meralco jersey, Chris Lutz is elated with his new start.

    Joining the Bolts on Monday after being dropped to the unrestricted free agent pool by San Miguel, the 31-year-old swingman is excited on the prospects of rebooting his professional career.

  • Meralco Succumbs in Tight San Miguel Clash

    Meralco bowed to San Miguel late, 110-105 Wednesday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meralco tries to go up 3-1 vs Barangay Ginebra

    GAINED the upper hand in the ongoing best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals last time around, the Meralco Bolts try to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings as they trek back to the court today for Game Four at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meralco withstands Blackwater, books semifinal slot

    Meralco Bolts made big baskets down the stretch to stave off the Blackwater Elite, 104-96, in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup do-or-die quarterfinals match, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Thursday night.

    Young guards Baser Amer and Garvo Lanete conspired to keep Meralco afloat early in the payoff period, before Allen Durham and Jared Dillinger took over in the final six minutes, hitting clutch shot after another to take out the Elite and set up semifinal date with the Star Hotshots.

  • Meralco, Star angle for better positions in QF

    ALREADY assured of spots in the quarterfinals (QF) of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, the Meralco Bolts and Star Hotshots look to put themselves in better positions in the playoffs when they return to the floor today against also-ran opponents.

    The Bolts (7-2), in solo second spot at the moment, try to fortify their position in the top four, where a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarters awaits, when they collide against GlobalPort Batang Pier (3-7) in the 7 p.m. main game at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  • Meralco's Baser Amer continues to impress!

    Meralco's Baser Amer (left) continues to impress! He had 20 pts 6 rebs 8 assts 0 turnover in 26:43 mins as the Bolts crushed Blackwater 107-78 in the PBA Governors Cup at the Araneta.

  • Meralco's comeback win over Phoenix

    Allen Durham and Garvo Lanete combined for 60 points to get the Meralco Bolts back to their winning ways, grinding out a 107-104 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Friday night at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

  • Middling teams Phoenix, ROS face off

    MIDDLE-of-the-pack teams Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters battle each other in the main game of the Holy Wednesday offering of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Having it seesaw so far in the mid-season PBA tournament, Phoenix (2-3) and Rain or Shine (3-2), coming off losses in their previous assignments, look to get back on the winning track in their 7 p.m. encounter before the league takes a brief break for the Holy Week.

  • Newsome Misses Out on Perfect Night

    Chris Newsome had all the makings of what could have been an epic Friday night.

    Honored as this season’s Rookie of the Year, the highflying winger was motivated to help Meralco go on a 3-1 series lead against Ginebra in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals. The Bolts also seemed to have found their groove, running the Gin Kings to the ground as they established a 74-58 third quarter lead.

  • NLEX GAVE UP YOUNG FRONTLINERS GLENN KHOBUNTIN AND ERIC CAMSON IN EXCHANGE FOR MALLARI AS WELL AS KENNETH IGHALO AND 2020 SECOND ROUND PICK.

    NLEX and Mahindra sealed a trade deal involving Alex Mallari, Glenn Khobuntin and Eric Camson before closing out their ill-fated Commissioner’s Cup campaigns.

  • NLEX races to 3-0 card

    THE streaking start of the NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup stayed yesterday following their 122-114 double overtime victory over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Winners of their first two games early in the season-ending PBA tournament, the Road Warriors made it three in a row after staving off a gutsy challenge from the Elasto Painters to claim top spot in the standings.