The Meralco Bolts is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the NorthPort Batang Pier at 4:30 P.M. on November 10, 2019 live from the Ynares Center in the City of Antipolo.
The Bolts don’t want to end their winning streak as they attempt to make five wins in a row while the Batang Pier will try to make a bounce-back victory when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this afternoon in Antipolo.
Without a doubt, this year’s version of Meralco, particularly in the third conference, is very much stronger.
The last conference they picked up Raymond Almazan then a few weeks ago they have acquired Allein Maliksi plus their ever-consistent import, Allen Durham.
“Allen did a good job for us scoring in the paint and Raymond did a good job controlling the rebounds. And that was really the key to the game tonight,” said Black during their last outing.
Last Friday, the run-and-gun type of play by the Columbian Dyip couldn’t eliminate the blazing fire of Meralco.
“We did a good job, defensively, we were able to slow them down because they are really a high-scoring team and we scored enough points to win the game.”
With rookie sensation Robert Bolick on the NorthPort sideline due to an injury, the squad led by coach Pido Jarencio seems like having difficulty picking up wins.
“I think that’s what we need to work on,” said Batang Pier’s forward Christian Standhardinger.
NorthPort needed to make a one tonight to avoid complications at the end of the elimination round.
Currently, they’re at the last slot of the top-eight squads and got sandwiched by Columbian Dyip and the Alaska Aces. Those two teams mentioned are also fighting for a quarterfinals spot and in case they end up having the same record after they played their respective final games, then there’s a big possibility that the Batang Pier will be pushed lower and could lose its chance to make it to the second round.