24 March 2017

Penalties and Fines Dominate PBA Phil. Cup

PBA Fines
Everyone will agree that basketball is a contact sport and physicality will always be present in the hard court. However, some officials in the Philippine Basketball Association (PB) believe that there should be clear boundary to distinguish acts that will endanger the lives of the players and this can be mitigated by heavy fines.

Hence, it is not surprising anymore for the league to impose fines left and right in the last Philippine Cup, which have caught the attention of conspiracy theorists and critics. The contention is that Commissioner Chito Narvasa has to generate revenues for the league because of dwindling interest and giving fines is a good way to do that.

21 March 2017

When Is Chris Lutz Expected To Play?

Chris Lutz
One of the most persistent question Meralco Bolts are asking is when will the new acquisition guard Chris Lutz play?

There are official statements yet from the management, but the good news is that the former number 3 pick of the San Miguel Beermen in the 2011 Draft has been attending the Bolts' practices.

20 March 2017

Bolts 91, NLEX 84

Bolts vs NLEX
Meralco unleashed a killer fourth quarter to beat NLEX, 91-84, last 19 March to nab its second victory in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Bolts used a 19-4 tear to break the game open in the fourth, turning a slim 69-67 lead to a commanding 88-71 advantage with 5:25 left as the Road Warriors fired blanks late.

19 March 2017

Stepheson Hopes To Do Well Offensively

Alex Stepheson
He looks slow, out-of-sync and may need to shed some pounds off, but it does not discount the fact that Alex Stepheson may be the antidote for Meralco Bolts' perennial need for a dominant big man.

After the his first game in the league, the 6-foot-10 center finished with just 10 points but he hauled down 21 rebounds, blocked three shots and changed many more attempts as Meralco opened its PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign with a 94-86 win over Mahindra last 17 March.