The Meralco Bolts is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 4:15 P.M. on January 20, 2017 in Cuneta Astrodome.
The hopes of Meralco Bolts for the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup Quarter Finals is getting dimmer and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters wanted to take advantage of the situation.
The rematch of the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup Fianls was held in Iloilo City, it was the first that Meralco and Barangay Ginebra faced-off this season. Reynel Hugnatan led the Bolts in scoring with 18 points infront of his ilonggo fans. Most of his points came from the free-throw line where he converts 10 out of 12 attempts.
The other Meralco player who reached double-digits in points was Chris Newsome with 14 points.
Rain or Shine gave the mighty San Miguel Beermen a scare in their last meeting. The Elasto Painter almost have the W but the Beermen were resilient led by Alex Cabagnot who made a crucial 2 points basket in the last few seconds in the fourth quarter.
Chris Tiu contributed 13 big bench points that sparked a comeback for the Elasto Painters midway in the fourth quarter. James Yap still searching his place in Rain or Shine offensive system.
The former MVP only scored 3 points in RoS losing effort.