Phoenix vs Meralco Commissioners Cup PBA schedule Feb 21, 2016 Sunday final score result, recap and replay.
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The Meralco Bolts continued their surprising start to the tournament as they nipped the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 90-87, for their fourth straight win in the OPPO PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Import Arinze Onuaku piled up 17 points and 18 boards while Chris Newsome added 16 markers to help Meralco notch a 4-0 start.
Gary David also contributed 13 points while Jared Dillinger scored 10, including a crucial triple down the stretch that gave the Bolts the lead for good.
Meralco had to erase a 12-point deficit early. Behind the Fuel Masters’ hot shooting from downtown, the league newcomers grabbed a 42-30 lead with 4:59 left in the second period.
That thanks to RR Garcia who finished with 11 points in the first quarter where Phoenix led by four, 23-19.
But Meralco launched a 12-2 run in the third period to come within one, 55-54, in the third frame and it became a close fight from then on.
After a seesaw battle, the Bolts finally took the lead, 71-69, after a Kelly Nabong putback early in the final frame.
The game was still tied at 86-all before Dillinger buried another triple to give Meralco the lead, 89-86, with 45.5 seconds left.
The Bolts however struggled to close the game after missing three of their next four free throws. A Newsome split put Meralco ahead, 90-87, with two seconds left, opening the door for Phoenix to tie the game.
But Josh Urbiztondo’s triple was blocked by Onuaku in the end.
Phoenix (1-1) was led by Garcia’s 15 markers.
The Final Box score Result & Replay
Phoenix Master Fuel (87)
Garcia 15, Adeleke 13, Baracael 13, Brondial 12, Wilson 10, Urbiztondo 9, Lanete 8, Monfort 5, Intal 2, Pennisi 0.
Meralco Bolts (90)
Onuaku 17, Newsome 16, David 13, Dillinger 10, Amer 8, Hodge 8, Bono 4, Hugnatan 4, Nabong 4, Al-Hussaini 2, Caram 2, Faundo 2.
Final Score Result
19-23; 40-47; 67-67; 90-87