OPPO PBA results August 24, 2016 Meralco Bolts defeated NLEX final score result today [101-95] August 24, 2016.
Meralco Bolts survived against Bill Walker of NLEX Roadwarriors when Allen Durham as a big shooter player of the game to dominates quarters lead finished 31 total points of game match-up in 2016 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Amer, meanwhile, tallied seven points and seven assists. He started out 0-for-6 from the field before scoring seven straight points in the last minute and a half to help secure the win for the Bolts.
NLEX (3-4) was led by high-scoring import Henry Walker, who finished with 38 points and nine boards in a losing effort.
The game was close in the first half before Meralco went on a late 13-5 run led by import Durham and big man Faundo. Hodge capped it with a three-pointer that made it a double-digit game, 44-34.
The Bolts led, 44-36, at the halftime break largely thanks to Durham, who tallied 18 points and seven rebounds over the first two periods. Faundo was also in double figures in scoring with 10 markers.
But after tallying only 11 first half points, Walker, the Road Warriors’ reinforcement, exploded in the third quarter. He scored 16 consecutive NLEX points in the third, including three straight three-pointers, the last of which tied the game at 55-apiece.
His last basket keyed a 9-0 run for NLEX that put the Road Warriors in front, 64-58.
Meralco, though, got some big contributions from Nabong and a couple of three-pointers from Hodge and Dillinger as they swung the momentum the other way. A late steal and finish from Newsome made it 70-66 for Meralco heading into the fourth quarter.
Both Durham and Walker had 27 points over the first three periods to lead their respective teams.
Walker, though, picked up his fifth personal foul early in the fourth forcing him to return to the bench. With the NLEX import out, Meralco was able to push the lead up to nine points, 80-71, after a Dillinger three-pointer.
But Eman Monfort and Asi Taulava made some big shots before Walker finally re-entered and made a floater to tie the ballgame again at 84-all.
Nabong and Hodge made back-to-back baskets for Meralco, though, but Walker was able to make it a two-point game, 90-88, after another big three-pointer – his seventh of the game.
Amer made the biggest plays of the game, though. He scored his first points of the game with two free throws before spotting up for a wide open three-pointer from the corner that made it 95-88 with only a minute left to play.
After Walker countered with a quick basket, Amer again came up huge, dribbling to the hoop for a floater that made it 97-90, 33 seconds left on the clock.
Meralco just needed some steady free throw shooting to clinch the win after that.
MERALCO 101 – Durham 31, Hodge 17, Dillinger 12, Nabong 12, Newsome 12, Faundo 10, Amer 7, Buenafe 0, Caram 0, Hugnatan 0.
NLEX 95 – Walker 38, Anthony13, Monfort 12, Taulava 10, Khobuntin 8, Baracael 4, Akl 3, Arboleda 3, Alas 2, Reyes 2, Soyud 0, Villanueva E. 0.
Quarters: 22-19, 44-36, 70-66, 101-95