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Dillinger glad that Meralco finally gets blowout win after comebacks

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By Ivan Saldajeno

STA. ROSA, Laguna--On Sunday night, Jared Dillinger said that he has had enough of Meralco's come-from-behind acts in its last four games leading to three wins.

Two nights later, the Bolts responded with a relatively wire-to-wire victory in Game 2 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals against the Star Hotshots at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

"I'm glad we won like that," Dillinger said after the game.

In particular, Dillinger lauded Meralco's 28 assists which led to all but 11 of the team's 39 made shots.

"Tonight is just one of those games where everyone is online and clicking. The ball is moving really well," Dillinger further said.

Overall, the Bolts shot 52 percent from the field with 14 triples, six coming from Dillinger. Dillinger finished with 18 points as well as Allen Durham and Ranidel De Ocampo.

"AD did his job as usual," Dillinger said about another day in the office for Durham.

But what Dillinger liked more was De Ocampo's best game so far with Meralco.

"I've been playing with Ranidel for so long now, so seeing Ranidel out there scoring is nothing new. I'm happy for him," Dillinger further said.

Despite another impressive game which was reminiscent of his Player of the Week performance last week, Dillinger is aware that Star can return from the grave and steal the semifinal series as it shifts back to Metro Manila for the remainder starting on Thursday.

"The series isn't over. It's gonna be tough closing these guys out. I'm not gonna give up," he further said.

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