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PBA: Meralco escapes Phoenix in OT

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Baser Amer probably made some of the biggest plays of the game in the offensive end and that really helped us get this win,” Bolts head coach Norman Black. “It’s a very important win for us because we’re in the middle of the pack with Phoenix and this pushes us a little further up and away from the bottom as we try to get to the playoffs.”Niño Canaleta scored a game-high 30 points for the Bolts while Amer had 19, nine in the fourth and overtime periods.Meralco import Arinze Onuaku made up for his limited offensive output of 12 points by grabbing 20 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists.Eugene Phelps led the Fuel Masters’ three-pronged attack with 31 points and 26 boards while Wright and Jason Perkins had 28 and 23 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts have tallied two straight wins to get to a 5-2 card to stay at the fourth spot while the Fuel Masters dropped to 3-4 after losing their second consecutive game.Baser Amer shone in the clutch for the Bolts showcasing his abilities both in the fourth quarter and in the overtime period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAmer drilled a three-pointer to give the Bolts a 90-87 lead with 25.4 seconds left in regulation.And although Matthew Wright was able to send the game to extra period, with his three-pointer tying the game at 90-90 with five seconds left in regulation, Amer repeated his ingenuity in overtime hitting a floater with 1:23 left in the game for the Bolts’ 101-98 lead. Meralco subdued Phoenix, 103-100, in overtime in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With new career best, Almazan credits coach for giving him confidence LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more