03 December 2016

Bolts 106, NLEX 93

Ed Dacquioag
Meralco Bolts stepped on the gas pedal late, turning back NLEX, 106-93 to notch its first win in Petron Saturday Special of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Chris Newsome and rookie Ed Daquioag paired up in the fourth quarter as the Bolts went on a decisive 16-3 tear to turn a close 87-84 affair to a 103-87 lead within the final two minutes.

26 November 2016

Adam Silver Prefers NBA Teams Rest At Home

Adam Silver
The National Basketball Association (NBA) currently has 30 teams competing with each other. These teams are also competing with other forms of entertainment.

That’s reflected through the entire system, including revenue sharing and the salary cap itself. If those 30 teams were isolated actors rather than a unified business, it’d probably be illegal to conspire to cap employees’ wages.

19 November 2016

Who Can Serve and Rim Protect for Meralco?

Rim Protector
With the Meralco Bolts entering the season with almost the same line-up as last year, there is a lot of focus on them finding a rim protector. The Bolts lacked an anchor down low who struck fear into opposing players driving the lane. Their only protection down low are either the underachieving Rabeh Al-Hussaini and rugged Kelly Nabong, both are measured at 6-foot-7.

It cannot be denied that the major reason why they had success in the last two conferences last season is because they were able to fly in two dominant imports who were also able to bag the Best Import awards. Arize Onuaku and Allen Durham were both prolific, paint-thriving reinforcements in the import-spiced conferences that masked Meralco's biggest problem the past few years. This season, the Bolts finds itself starting at the same problem of finding a legitimate defender against the league's top big men.

18 November 2016

How To Succeed Like Kobe Bryant?

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is a phenomenal basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers.

Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, and ranks third on both the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career.