Meralco looks to enhance top 4 bid with win v slumping Star

Meralco will not leave anything to chance as it guns for a top four finish in the tight PBA Governors’ Cup race.

By virtue of Rain or Shine triumphing over Mahindra last Wednesday, the fifth-running Bolts (5-4) still has a chance to grab a twice-to-beat incentive with two games left on their elimination round schedule.

And that’s exactly what Meralco head coach Norman Black plans to do.

“The door is still open for us to shoot for the twice-to-beat advantage. That means we have to be ready for our game.” said Black as his team faces the back-against-the-wall Star on Sunday in their 6:30 p.m. game at the Mall of Asia Arena.

“Despite their (Hotshots) record, we know that Star is one of the more talented teams in the PBA so it’s important that we come out ready to play,” said Black, noting rebounding as the key for them.

The Hotshots, on the other hand, is already in a do-or-die situation in their final three games since a loss would eliminate them from playoff contention.

Import Joel Wright, who hasn’t tasted a PBA win yet, vowed to give his all anew against the Bolts to avoid an early vacation.

“We just got to keep playing hard and just try to pull out a win, that’s all,” said Wright. – Jason Mercene

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