PBA: Power is back at Meralco as Bolts pull off comeback win over NLEX

Paul Lintag on Oct 14, 2018 06:56 PM
PBA: Power is back at Meralco as Bolts pull off comeback win
On the brink of defeat and almost on the brink of elimination, Meralco relied on the heroics of Baser Amer and Allen Durham to preserve the win.

Power is back over at Meralco.

The Bolts are suddenly revived in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup after pulling off a sensational 108-105 comeback win over NLEX Sunday at the Big Dome.

On the brink of defeat and almost on the brink of elimination, Meralco relied on the heroics of Baser Amer and Allen Durham to preserve the win.

Amer forced a tie at 105 inside the final minute after a huge and-one play. Baser's clutch floater also sent NLEX import Aaron Fuller to the bench due to six fouls.

Baser then got a huge offensive rebound and a timeout for Meralco with less than 30 seconds to go, giving them an extra 14 seconds to work with for a possible go-ahead basket. The Bolts cashed in as Amer drilled a booming triple for the lead, 108-105, with 15 seconds remaining.

Durham then completed the win after getting a huge block on Juami Tiongson's game-tying three-point attempt as time expired.

Allen Durham led the way for Meralco with 36 points, 16 in the fourth, to go along with 18 rebounds and seven assists.

Amer, scoreless Friday against Northport, had 22 points for the Bolts, 17 of them coming in the final period. Baser also had seven rebounds and four steals for good measure.

The Bolts snapped their six-game slide with the win, pushing their record to 2-6. NLEX suffered a third straight loss for a 4-5 mark.

 

The Scores:


Meralco 108 - Durham 36, Amer 22, Newsome 14, Hugnatan 12, Hodge 10, Caram 8, Lanete 2, Salva 2, Jamito 2, Faundo 0, Atkins 0, Tolomia 0.

NLEX 105 - Fuller 31, Fonacier 21, Quinahan 17, Ighalo 9, Galanza 6, Tallo 5, Marcelo 4, Taulava 3, Rios 3, Soyud 2, Baguio 2, Paniamogan 2, Tiongson 0, Monfort 0.

Quarters: 13-17, 36-39, 66-80, 108-105.

 

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