Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup Quarterfinals between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts scheduled on July 29, 2022, at 3:00 PM.
The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts are going to have their second game in their best-of-three series in the quarterfinals.
In this matchup, Meralco has an opportunity to close out the series and beat their rival, the Gin-Kings. If they earn a victory in this upcoming contest, it will serve as their first triumph in a series against Ginebra.
The Bolts had a notable performance against the Kings in game one, defeating them in the process. In addition, they had control for most of the game and racked up their lead by as much as 21 points.
Ginebra got outscored by Meralco in the first three periods but made up for it in the fourth quarter where they scored 20 points and held the Bolts to only tally 13 points on their end, but it was already too late.
Aaron Black led Meralco with 25 points, and four assists on 10-16 shooting while Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson carried the team all throughout the game, recording 29 big points, ten boards, three dishes, and three steals in the losing cause for the squad.
All in all, Meralco shot 48% from the field while Ginebra converted 42% of their looks.
Chris Newsome added 19 markers, nine boards, and six dimes while Maliksi had 17 points and three three-pointers for Meralco. The twin towers of the Kings, namely, Standhardinger and Aguilar, had 12 points and 10 points, respectively.
LA Tenorio was inactive in all of his 32 minutes played for Ginebra, hitting none of his five shots and never scored against Meralco. Despite this, the veteran guard still managed to pull off four assists, four boards, and a block to still aid the group even though he is scoreless.
Tim Cone has recently stated that he is still figuring out why he and the Ginebra team is losing against the Bolts within the current conference, considering that they have lost all of their previous two matchups against each other.
“Obviously they’re doing something that is causing us some problem so we have to try and figure that out,” Cone said.
Meanwhile, Trillo and the rest of the Bolts are currently plotting their execution to eliminate Ginebra from the post-elims in San Juan at the Filoil EcoOil Centre.
“See what other things we can do,” Trillo explained. “Try to get them uncomfortable,” he added.