Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the Blackwater Elite and the Meralco Bolts, scheduled on November 4, 2020, at 1 PM.
Blackwater had a chance to regain the lead in the final 16 seconds of their morning skirmish with San Miguel. Still, the Elite failed to convert the go-ahead basket as Mike Tolomia, Ron Dennison, and Don Trollano missed their shots one after the other during the overtime.
The Elite was led by the 20 points of Ed Daquioag, while Tolomia added 17 and Trollano and Frank Golla with 10 apiece. Blackwater lost for the third straight game for a 2-4 record as it played its first game in 11 days after the league went on a brief break to comply with the additional protocols made by the IATF.
Meanwhile, Meralco was also outgunned by the reigning champion SMB.
Bolts had the game under control three-fourths of the way. They jumped to a 65-52 lead as Chris Newsome, and Cliff Hodge took care of business in the third, scoring seven points each. However, Meralco couldn’t stop Mo Tautuaa and the rest of the Beermen, who drained a barrage of three-pointers in the final frame to turn around a game where they trailed by as many as 13 points late in the third.
Newsome eventually finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, and six assists for Meralco, which fell to an even 3-3 slate. Baser Amer led the Bolts with 17.