20 April 2017

Make No Mistake, Arm-Bar Is Back in the PBA

In case there is a confusion on the new PBA rules, a few weeks ago, commissioner Chito Narvasa has already announced that the pro league will re-allow the use of the arm-bar in defending an offensive player with his back to the basket anywhere from below the extended free throw line. This was adopted effectively at the start of Commissioner’s Cup where the import height limit is 6-10.

Narvasa said the arm-bar was nearly reinstated for the second conference last season but the plan was scuttled.

17 April 2017

Bolts 102, Blackwater 91

Meralco Hustle
Alex Stepheson was already doing his part of the defensive job for Meralco.

Then Kelly Nabong stood out the most on the other end of the floor and the Bolts collectively took the cue to run away with a 102-91 victory over Blackwater last 15 April in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

14 April 2017

Baser Amer Has Come A Long Way

Baser Amer
After a forgettable first conference for Meralco Bolts, sophomore guard Baser Amer is definitely raring to perform better when the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

"I feel comfortable na this conference. Yung hiya at ilang, wala na," said Amer, who was picked seventh overall in the 2016 Rookie Draft.

09 April 2017

Bolts 99, Aces 91

Bolts vs Aces
Meralco sprang back strong from its loss to San Miguel Beer the last time and ended Alaska Milk’s perfect run in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a dominant 99-91 win in their showdown at the MOA Arena in Pasay City last 8 April.

The Bolts scrapped and gutted it out with their fellow defense-oriented rivals, dealing the Aces the setback that left the Star Hotshots (4-0) and the San Miguel Beermen as the two remaining unbeaten teams in the mid-season tourney.