PBA: With Bolick leading the way, NLEX escapes Meralco

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NLEX Road Warriors’ Robert Bolick in the PBA Philippine Cup. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–NLEX played with steely nerves down the stretch to turn back hard-fighting Meralco, 99-96, in a tight contest in the 2024 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night.

The Road Warriors squandered a 12-point cushion and then cranked things up in the final minute behind ace Robert Bolick and Enoch Valdez to secure the victory that had the club rebounding from a sorry loss to Terrafirma last week.

“It’s a good thing we have Bolick. Imagine if he’s not here,” said head coach Frankie Lim who heaved a sigh of relief after the see-saw contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

SCHEDULE: 2024 PBA Philippine Cup

Bolick finished with 26 points, three points short of matching his first two outings to open the All-Filipino showcase. Valdez chipped in 12 more, including a key steal with 39 ticks remaining to give the Road Warriors some breathing room.

NLEX improved to 2-1 in the conference.

Meralco made a last-ditch effort to pull the rug from under its corporate sibling behind Allein Maliksi and Chris Newsome, pulling within 96-98 with 21 seconds left but ran out steam when it mattered most, thus dropping to 1-2 in the race.

READ: PBA: Robert Bolick thankful for teammates picking up his scoring slack

NLEX will try to get a streak going against Converge this Saturday.

The Bolts, meanwhile, seek a rebound when they take on 1-1 NorthPort on Sunday.



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