Bolts stay unbeaten, keep Picanto winless behind Durham’s triple-double

Bolts stay unbeaten, keep Picanto winless behind Durham’s triple-double

first_imgPBA IMAGESAllen Durham posted a triple-double and Meralco dumped Kia, 112-97, to gain solo lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham collected 25 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Bolts, who upped their mark to 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate Back on top, Banjo Norte puts bitter past behind Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Hodge rolled his ankle late in the second quarter while Hugnatan also suffered an ankle injury in at the 3:10 mark of the third quarter. Both did not return.Chris Newsome added 19 points, 11 coming in the opening period, and seven assists for Meralco, which has beaten all of its opponents by double-digits this conference.The Bolts had 31 assists and only 10 turnovers and Black attributed his team’s unselfish play this conference to Durham.“He is really been the one who has led our attempt to be very unselfish this conference. We’ve been averaging around 26 assists a game going into this basketball game,” said Black.Markeith Cummings paced Kia, which dropped to 0-5, with 20 points while Reden Celda had 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT “I thought it was a very good effort from my team today, both offensively and defensively. We really wanted to be very focused going into this game,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “We didn’t want to stumble, because our goal is to try to stay in the top four and try to get one of the twice-to-beat advantages.”“I think AD (Durham) should be given a lot of credit for this game. A lot of other players also stepped up today, particularly Amer, and Newsome. But I thought AD was really the difference today as far as our game was concerned,” Black said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Picanto kept the game close early but it didn’t take long for the Bolts to assert themselves and take control with a 57-41 halftime lead.Meralco sustained its strong play despite losing two of its key players in Cliff Hodge and Reynel Hugnatan due to injuries. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img

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