Meralco lost its lead late in regulation but came up with big plays in the dying seconds of overtime to edge Blackwater, 102-98, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
Import KJ McDaniels blocked a potential go-ahead layup by Barkley Ebona before Allein Maliksi sank a three-pointer that broke a 96-all deadlock, eventually securing another hard-fought victory for the Bolts.
McDaniels had 26 points, 16 rebounds and five assists while Maliksi added 16 as Meralco won back-to-back games after a 1-5 start, all after the former came in to replace the inefficient Johnny O’Bryant.
“We have uplifted our level of play in the last two games with him (…
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