The Meralco Bolts improved their record in the PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup to 2-2 with a 100-87 victory over Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Tuesday night, handing the Gin Kings their first loss of the tournament.
For Meralco team captain Jared Dillinger, the win gives his squad a boost beyond its win-loss slate.
“It was a huge win for us. Not only standings-wise, but mentally. It’s a good statement game,” said Dillinger.
The veteran lefty forward, in his second tournament with the Bolts, emerged as Meralco’s biggest star against the Gin Kings, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while playing power forward in Meralco’s small-ball alignment....
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s first loss in the PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup against Meralco on Tuesday night may give future opponents a blueprint on how to stop the Gin Kings’ twin towers, according to star guard LA Tenorio.
Power forward Japeth Aguilar led Ginebra with 23 points and 13 rebounds, but had a tough time with his matchup with the smaller Jared Dillinger on the defensive end. With Meralco playing small-ball, Dillinger took advantage of his quickness against the high-flying Ginebra forward.
Aguilar’s frontcourt partner Greg Slaughter, meanwhile, struggled with the worst game of his young PBA career. Ginebra’s top overall pick finished with modest numbers of seven points and six rebounds, getting dominated by Rabeh Al-Hussaini, who had 14 and 16....
The Meralco Bolts took the loss of big man Reynel Hugnatan early in the game in stride, as their hustle and three-point shooting was more than enough to down the erstwhile-undefeated Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 100-87, Tuesday at the MOA Arena, in the 2013-14 PBA Philippine Cup.
Entering the game, Ginebra was tied for first place with a perfect 3-0 card, but Meralco left the Petron Blaze Boosters as the sole loss-less team, while moving up to the .500 mark at 2-2. Barangay Ginebra in turn fell to 3-1, tying the night's earlier winners Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, plus the idle Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Forward Jared Dillinger was named Best Player of the Game, finishing with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Mike Cortez had 21 points and 11 assists. Gary David, Rabeh Al-Husseini and John Wilson chalked up 14 points apiece, while Al-Husseini grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds....
MANILA, Philippines – Young big men Greg Slaughter of Ginebra and JunMar Fajardo of Petron Blaze have caught the eye of PBA veterans as they showed that the hype surrounding them at the start of the season was real.
Fajardo put the league on notice with his strong performances in the recent PBA Governors’ Cup, and picked up where he left off by helping the Blaze Boosters race to a 3-0 start in the Philippine Cup.
Meanwhile, Slaughter – the top pick of the recent PBA Rookie Draft – has also shown promise, averaging 15 points, over 12 rebounds and over two blocks in three games for the Kings....
MANILA, Philippines – Mark Caguioa's efforts in outscoring Terrence Romeo last Friday not only helped Barangay Ginebra win its game against GlobalPort, they also helped him impress voters for the PBA Best Player of the Week award.
“The Spark” came out as the best choice for the honor, edging Petron Blaze’s June Mar Fajardo and Talk ‘N Text’s Jayson Castro, who also had superb performances for their respective teams.
According to the PBA website, Caguioa was named Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors for the period November 25 to December 1....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||3||1||0.750|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||8||5||0.615||4th|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||12||10||0.545||Runner-up|
|2010-2011 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||3rd|