Nabong, Grey shine in GlobalPort's rout of Meralco
Kelly Nabong and Jonathan Grey led the way for GlobalPort on Sunday, as the Batang Pier demolished the Meralco Bolts, 107-88, in the 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
Playing against his former team, Womens Roy Halladay Jersey Nabong went to work immediately, and had 12 points and nine rebounds at the half. The bruising big man finished with 17 points on Vincent Jackson Jersey 6-of-11 shooting, while adding 17 rebounds and three blocks.
Grey – another former Meralco player who was acquired by GlobalPort in a four-team trade in May 2017 http://www.authentictorontobluejaysshop.com/Marcus-Stroman-Jersey – also had a field day against the Bolts. The sophomore guard exploded for 24 points, 13 of which came in an explosive third quarter.
Nevertheless, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio stressed that it was their work on the defensive end that led to the big win."I think 'yung defense namin ang nag-work in this game," said Jarencio after his team limited the Bolts to only 37.1% shooting from the field. "First, second, and third quarter, grabe ang depensa (namin)."
The Bolts simply had no answer for Grey in the third quarter, however. The former De La http://www.authenticspurstore.com/Tony_Parker_Jersey Salle-College of St. Benilde standout unleashed his entire arsenal against Meralco, scoring on a triple, slashing to the basket for difficult lay-ups, and drawing fouls.
The GlobalPort starters then finished the job in the fourth frame, with Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony conspiring to give the Batang Pier their biggest lead, 94-65, with 7:19 left to play in the game.
"Gusto naming ma-sustain 'yung power. Kasi, 'yung second group ang nag-deliver, kaya lumaki ang lamang. Siyempre, finishing kick na 'yan, kailangan andiyan ang first group mo," said Jarencio.Anthony had 18 points, while Pringle also scored 17 points for GlobalPort. The Batang Pier made 12 of their 30 three-pointers, and 17-of-21 free throws in the lopsided win.
Chris Newsome had 17 points for Meralco, but 11 of them came in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach. Al Woods Authentic Jersey Reynel Hugnatan also had 17 points, but he needed 20 shots to get there. The Bolts were hammered on the boards, 67-46.