Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup between the Meralco Bolts vs NorthPort Batang Pier scheduled on June 23, 2022, at 5:15 PM.
The Meralco Bolts and the NorthPort Batang Pier are going to face each other this afternoon. Meralco is currently seating in the third place in the standings category with two wins and one loss while NorthPort has two dubs and two losses.
The Bolts lost against the TNT Tropang Giga in their previous game with a final score of 71-78.
Maliksi led Meralco with 20 points and five boards while shooting six of 15 from the field, eight of those attempts were from beyond the three-point line where he converted four of them. Newsome and Quinto added 26 combined points in the losing effort, 13 from both of them against the Tropang Giga.
Banchero is looking to bounce back after his poor shooting game against the Tropang Giga as he only knocked down five of his 18 tries in total. Overall, Banchero had 12 points while also having three rebounds and two dishes.
On the other hand, NorthPort is also coming from a loss in their recent matchup and it was against the Blackwater Bossing.
Robert Bolick had strong numbers for NorthPort, but was not able to capitalize on the win against Blackwater. The sensational guard of the Batang Pier had 21 points, nine rebounds, and four dimes. “Super Sumang” added 16 points while coming off from the bench for NorthPort, while Malonzo had 14 against the opposing team.
In addition, the Batang Pier trailed by as much as 15 points against the Bossings. At the end of the game, Jarencio confronted Vanguardia, the head coach of Blackwater, because he called a timeout even though the contest was already in the books. Because of this, Jarencio was then fined.