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Meralco caps Newsome triple-double with win vs Phoenix


Meralco grabbed its second straight victory on Sunday night at the expense of Phoenix Pulse, 111-94, in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The Bolts’ hulking import Allen Durham had 27 points and 12 rebounds, but he received plenty of help from Meralco’s locals.

Baser Amer continued his steady play with 26 points including while Chris Newsome had a triple-double of 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists for the Bolts.

Phoenix Pulse suffered its second straight loss to fall to 1-4 in a game that head coach Louie Alas failed to finish after he was ejected in the second quarter for two consecutive technical fouls.

Alas was ejected at the 7:30 mark of the second quarter for incessant complaining over the referees’ call.

Raymond Almazan also had a double-double with 14 points, and 12 rebounds including two blocks.

Phoenix import Eugene Phelps had 31 points and 24 rebounds in a losing effort. Matthew Wright was limited to just 4 points on 1-of-10 shooting from the field.