Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bucked a slow start to score an 85-72 win over Meralco Bolts in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The Meralco Bolts took some time off from their training camp to give back to the Ilocos community.
Alvin Pasaol is now officially part of the Meralco Bolts after signing a two-year deal.
Sister teams TNT Tropang GIGA and Meralco Bolts boosted their 3x3 teams by signing up Filipino-American guard Jeremiah Gray and Jason Brickman, respectively.
Baser Amer officially waved his goodbye to the Meralco Bolts.
The two-team, three-player trade that saw Rey Mark Belo moving to the Meralco Bolts and Baser Amer and Bryan Faundo transferring to Blackwater Elite was beneficial for both teams.
Veteran center Reynel Hugnatan remains one of the cornerstones of the Meralco Bolts after agreeing to contract extensions ahead of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup.
Despite being a well-rounded player, Scottie Thompson isn't exactly known for his outside shooting entering the league.