Bulacan and Basilan are now streaking in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League following separate convincing victories last Wednesday at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasion.
The Kuyas drew from their home crowd to rout visiting Paranaque, 77.58.
JR Taganas posted 14 points and 10 rebounds while Jason Melano had his own 12-marker, 10-board double-double in the second straight win for now 3-1 Bulacan.
Meanwhile, the Steel stood strong in the face of a late rally form hard-charging Pampanga for an 88-78 decision.
Basilan scored a second win in a row following a 0-2 start to the season thanks to the game-long brilliance of Dennis Daa who had 17 points and nine rebounds.
With their respective losses, the Patriots dropped to 2-2 while the Lanterns dropped to 1-3.
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