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Bolts continue hot start, shock Tropang Texters

Nuki Sabio/PBA
By Dugout Philippines

Meralco stretches its strong PBA Commissioner's Cup start after beating sister club Talk 'n Text, 91-83, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Bolts led from wire to wire but only secured their third straight win on a game-ending 10-1 run sparked by a three-pointer from Gary David.

David led Meralco with 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting off the bench. Import Josh Davis only tallied eight points but grabbed 17 rebounds and made three steals and two blocks without a single turnover.

Richard Howell had a game-high 24 points on 11-of-19 field goals for Talk 'n Text, but he only made two of seven free throws.

Box Scores:

Meralco 91-David 17, Wilson 12, Hodge 11, Cortez 11, Davis 8, Hugnatan 8, Anthony 6, Ferriols 6, Reyes 5, Dillinger 5, Ildefonso 2, Atkins 0, Buenafe 0, Sena 0, Macapagal 0

Talk 'n Text 83-Howell 24, Castro 18, De Ocampo 11, Alas 8, Miller 7, Fonacier 6, Washington 3, Carey 3, Rosser 3, Labagala 0, Williams 0, Espiritu 0, Reyes 0

Quarterscores: 28-21, 46-41, 72-65, 91-83