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Bolts storm back to beat Elasto Painters

By Josh Castro

Meralco completed a comeback from 13 points down to trounce Rain Or Shine, 92-87, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Bolts banked on late free throws to stay unbeaten in four starts.

The Elasto Painters, who led for most of the game, were ahead, 76-63, earlt in the fourth quarter.

The Bolts, however, used a 22-4 run to take the lead, 85-80.

Rain Or Shine still put up a fight as it mounted a 7-2 mini-rally to tie the game, 87-all.

But Meralco scored the match's last five points, all through charities from Sean Anthony and Gary David, to seal the win.

Josh Davis top-scored for the Bolts with 31 points.

Box Scores:

Meralco 92--Davis 31, Cortez 13, David 11, Hodge 10, Anthony 8, Wilson 7, Dillinger 6, Hugnatan 4, Ferriols 2, Reyes 0, Atkins 0, Ildefonso 0, Macapagal 0

Rain or Shine 87--Jackson 22, Lee 12, Chan 11, Arana 10, Norwood 9, Tang 7, Uyloan 4, Almazan 4, Quinahan 3, Ibanes 2, Cruz 2, Belga 1, Teng 0, Tiu 0

Quarterscores: 22-27, 41-47, 62-73, 92-87