Bolts roar past Texters

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte And the Texters indeed played that way, opening up a 30-9 lead early in the second before everything seemingly went in disarray that resulted in their third loss in five games.“It was good that our defense wasn’t bad in the first half, because if it was, we would’ve gotten blown out right there,” Black said. “We just tried to hang in there and we tried to get into the halftime break with a manageable deficit.”Jayson Castro, the star in that win over San Miguel, had 20 points to lead all TNT shooters.Roger Pogoy had 15 points and former MVP Kelly Williams 15 boards in the Texters’ losing effort.“Tonight our communication, particularly on defense, was a lot better,” said Black, whose squad now joins Columbian and San Miguel in a logjam at No. 4.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PH bets toughen up “We’ve been getting off to bad starts this conference, that’s why I tried to switch my starting lineup,” said Black, whose charges nonetheless still fell behind by 21 points early. “The only fortunate thing was it was only for the beginning of the game, so we had a lot of time to recover.”Chris Newsome and Baser Amer took turns hitting big shots that got the Meralco rally going in the third period, before the Bolts’ defense frustrated the favored Texters in the stretch that sealed the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsNewsome, the former Rookie of the Year, finished with 20 points, while Amer had 17 as the duo led three others in scoring twin figures for Black.TNT came into the game as the logical favorite, having come off two straight wins capped by a 104-93 decision of four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer last Sunday. The Bolts move on to face NLEX at Ynares in Antipolo this Saturday, while the Texters will try to bounce back when they go up against Magnolia at MOA Arena on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Chris Newsome leads Meralco Bolts’ comeback. PBA IMAGESMeralco had another bad start on Wednesday night, but, thanks to some old-fashioned perseverance, roared back to life in the second half to stun TNT KaTropa, 88-77, and get back on track in the PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Coach Norman Black tried shuffling his starting lineup in order to avoid another bad jump out of the gates, but instead got a mighty finishing kick from his Bolts in improving to a level 2-2 and tying for fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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