Meralco Bolts vs NLEX Road Warriors Commissioner’s Cup March 11, 2016 schedule Friday result, replay, recap. Venue at Smart Araneta Coliseum 4:15 PM Game #34. OPPO PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2016 PBA game match-up preview score result available @spikedaily.com.
NLEX import Al Thornton once again put his prolific offensive skills on display as he helped lead the Road Warriors to a 104-99 win over the Meralco Bolts in the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Thornton scored 38 big points – 20 of those in the third period – to pace NLEX, which snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 3-3.
The Road Warriors handed sister team Meralco a second straight defeat after the Bolts’ terrific start to the conference. The Bolts fell to 5-2 after back-to-back losses.
Garvo Lanete added 14 points while Kevin Alas chipped in with 10 to back Thornton up. Veteran center Asi Taulava also had a solid game with eight points and nine rebounds in the win.
Former San Beda teammates Lanete of NLEX and Baser Amer of Meralco engaged in a bit of a shootout in the first half.
Lanete struck first with a three-pointer right outside the final minute of the first quarter but Amer immediately responded with a triple of his own on the other end. Amer knocked down another three before the period ended, giving his Bolts a 31-24 lead after one.
The Final Box Score Results & Replay
NLEX 104 — Thornton 38, Lanete 14, Alas 10, Anthony 9, Taulava 8, Khbuntin 7, E Villanueva 7, Enciso 6, J Villanueva 3, Reyes 2, Arboleda 0, Borbran 0,.
Meralco 99 — Onuaku 16, Amer 14, Dillinger 14, Alapag 11, Ferriols 10, Newsome 10, Faundo 8, Hugnatan 8, Hodge 4, Bono 2, Caram 2, Buenafe 0, David 0.
QUARTER FINAL SCORE RESULT
24-31; 50-57; 81-79; 104-99