The Meralco Bolts were successful to keep their second conference alive as they beat the San Miguel Beermen, 95-91.
The Bolts import demonstrates James bloodline as he performs like the NBA superstar LeBron James especially in the crucial moments in the final quarter.
Delroy James scored the last four points for Meralco and broke the 91-all score with only 32 seconds remaining.
Apart from scoring, he also has shown his defensive skills as he swiped the ball from the hands of Beermen import Chris Mccullough. That time San Miguel was desperate to manufacture points to force the score at 93-all but failed to do it.
James was later named as the Best Player of the Game but most importantly they’re still not yet out from the tournament and will return on Friday for a knockout game against the Alaska Aces for the last quarterfinals spot.
June Mar Fajardo and their reinforcement player Chris Mccullough each scored 27 points in a losing effort.
San Miguel might lose the spot that will have a best-of-three series in the second round of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Their fate will be revealed later after the outcome of the TNT KaTropa versus Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok which will be played in Wednesday’s main event.
Delroy James Can’t Be Stopped
Meralco vs San Miguel Box Score
Quarters: 22-21 | 42-42 | 4-70 | 95-91
Bolts (95) – James 34, Newsome 20, Almazan 15, Faundo 10, Amer 8, Jackson 3, Quinto 3, Hodge 2, Salva 0, De Ocampo 0
Beermen (91) – McCullough 27, Fajardo 27, Romeo 11, Standhardinger 9, Santos 6, Lassiter 3, Nabing 3, Pessumal 3, Ross 2, Rosser 0