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Meralco stuns San Miguel Beer to earn No. 1 seed in playoffs

MANILA -- (UPDATED) Meralco's revenge tour has earned them the No. 1 overall seed for the 2017 Governors' Cup.

The Bolts completed a stunning comeback against San Miguel, scoring a pulsating 104-101 victory Sunday at the Big Dome.

Meralco has a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals against Blackwater. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
With a 9-2 record, Meralco is No. 1 entering the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, taking a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals against No. 8 Blackwater.

Down by as many as 18 in the second half, the Bolts had to claw their way back in the game behind the herculean effort of reigning Best Import Allen Durham.

Durham fired 25 points in the second half, 14 in the fourth, including two go-ahead layups late in the game.

The first was a driving conversion over Terrence Watson and June Mar Fajardo that gave Meralco a 100-98 lead with 58.3 seconds to go. After Chris Ross responded with a booming three to regain the lead for the Beermen, Durham grabbed the rebound from his own miss before scoring a putback as the Bolts took a 102-101 advantage in the final 27.9 seconds.

Author: Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/24/17/pba-meralco-stuns-san-miguel-beer-to-earn-no-1-seed-in-playoffs

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