Meralco zaps lackluster Star, nears PBA semis sweep

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene PBA IMAGESSTA. ROSA — Meralco dominated Star from start to finish, 98-74, to gain a 2-0 lead in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series Tuesday night at Santa Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts showed no signs of slowing down after racing to splitting start, 36-13, early in the second quarter and even led by as much as 30 points, 78-48, entering the fourth period.ADVERTISEMENT “We did a good job at sustaining our effort from start to finish. We executed on both ends very well,” Meralco head coach Norman Black told reporters.“Total team effort. Everybody stepped up led by AD (Durham) and JD (Dillinger) also hit some big shots,” Black said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFive players scored in double-digits with Allen Durham, Jared Dillinger and Ranidel de Ocampo tallying 18 points each.Durham, the reigning Best Import, also hauled down 25 rebounds while Dillinger and de Ocampo combined for nine triples. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Dillinger went 6-of-8 from downtown as he and de Ocampo teamed up with Durham to create a lethal inside and out game that had the Hotshots’ defense guessing.The Bolts go for the sweep on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We gave to play our best basketball to beat them.”Mark Barroca had 16 points for Star, which blew a big lead late in Game 1.The Hotshots shot just 32% from the field while the Bolts displayed a potent offense, hitting 53% of their attempts with 28 assists.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Prince Eze out of the NCAA MVP race Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Tony Pulis happy to reminisce about Stoke City tenure after narrow victory over former side

first_imgWest Brom manager Tony Pulis was happy to reminisce about his fond Stoke memories after his side secured a narrow 1-0 victory over the Potters at the Hawthorns.Brown Ideye’s fifth goal since his failed January move away from the Baggies proved the difference as the hosts held on for a crucial victory which all-but secures their Premier League safety.Pulis, who left Stoke just under two seasons ago, was nostalgic about his time at the Britannia Stadium after the encounter but reiterated the importance of the home side’s victory.“I had a great ten years at Stoke – it was a wonderful journey,” said Pulis.“I left them in a very sound position and to take them to where they went [an FA Cup final] was wonderful. They are years I will remember but today was all about West Brom getting the three points.”The victory lifted West Brom eight points clear of the relegation zone with nine games remaining, but Pulis was unhappy with Michael Oliver’s display after they were denied a second-half penalty.Pulis said: “The referee stopped us from getting a few more. Michael will look at that [the penalty decision] and be very disappointed.“That is as blatant a penalty as I have seen for a long time.”The Baggies boss also singled out new signing Darren Fletcher for special praise as his partnership with James Morrison in central midfield proved instrumental in delivering the three points.“He’s been an absolutely fantastic signing for the football club,” added Pulis.“He seems to be over his illness. He looks as sprightly as any 20-year-old with his enthusiasm and energy levels.”last_img read more