The Meralco Bolts is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Mahindra Floodbuster at 4:15 P.M. on January 11, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Whichever team takes home the W after their game means more opportunity to get qualified in the second round of the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup.
Mahindra Floodbuster ended the year with a victory and probably the sweetest gift they received last Christmas. It was a thrilling game against the Blackwater Elite that ended up in OT.
Alex Mallari demonstrated leadership on that game. He scored a total of 23 along with 11 rebounds.
The struggle of Meralco Bolts still continue in 2017. Norman Black’s team is now at five-game losing streak. As we’ve mentioned before, Cliff Hodge needs to contribute big in either in scoring or rebounding while maintaining his energy which he always provide to his teammates.
In Bolts previous game, Hodge logged 40 minutes but attempted to shoot only 9 times. He recorded 12 points and 5 rebounds.