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Robert Bolick leads in Govs' Cup BPC race

Robert Bolick surged ahead in the PBA Governors' Cup BPC race, but NorthPort's early ouster could hurt his chances. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Robert Bolick headlines the top contenders for the PBA Governors' Cup Best Player of the Conference as he leads the statistical points race.

In a copy of the SP race update obtained by Dugout Philippines on Wednesday, NorthPort's spitfire guard is way ahead with 39.9 average SPs per game during the elimination round.

Phoenix's Matthew Wright is second, but he only accumulated 34.9 average SPs during the first phase of the Governors' Cup.

Bolick led the locals in points, assists, and steals with 21.8, 8.8, and 2.2, respectively.

However, what could keep him from winning the BPC award is the fact that the Batang Pier have already been eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the Fuel Masters on Sunday night in the play-in for the eighth seed in the quarterfinals.

This opens an opportunity for Wright and even TNT's Mikey Williams and NLEX's Kevin Alas to overtake Bolick as the playoffs progress.

Williams, the BPC during the Philippine Cup, is third with 33.9 average SPs, first among rookies, while Alas is fourth with 33.55.

NorthPort's Arwind Santos, who led the locals for the conference in blocks with 1.8, is fifth with 33.5, Ginebra's Scottie Thompson is sixth with 33.3, and San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo, the rebound leader among locals with 11.2, is seventh with 32.5.

Rounding the Top 10 are Magnolia's Paul Lee and Mark Barroca (eighth and ninth with 30.9 and 30 SPs, respectively), and NorthPort's Jamie Malonzo (10th with 29.8).

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