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Newsome credits Meralco teammates for first carer triple-double


Chris Newsome recorded his first-ever triple-double in his PBA career on Sunday in Meralco’s victory over Phoenix Pulse in the Governors’ Cup.

Newsome finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists to be one of the key players in the Bolts’ 111-94 win over the Fuel Masters.

The 6’3 wingman credited his teammates for hitting the triple-double as the feat proves the team effort the Bolts have been showing as of late.

“The triple double comes down to not only just me but also my teammates. Definitely want to give a lot of credit to my teammates for knocking down shots. That made it a lot easier for everyone actually.”

After Sunday’s match, Newsome likes that everyone has been contributing in Meralco’s win which is now its second in a row.

Newsome was one of five players in double figures for the Bolts in the win.

“It’s hard to predict who to guard. That just kind of opens it up for AD (Allen Durham) in the middle and that’s what we are going to have to do to keep replicating that formula if we want to be successful and try to make it back to the finals,” said Newsome.