Meralco def. Ginebra, 93-82 (PBA 2022) July 24 | Quarterfinals Game 1

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Meralco Bolts defeated Barangay Ginebra, 93-82 to grab a commanding 1-0 lead in their best-of-3 quarterfinal series of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Aaron Black led the Bolts with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting including three 3-pointers along with 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Chris Newsome with a solid game of nineteen points, nine rebounds and six assists while Allein Maliksi added seventeen points, five rebounds, one assist and a steal.

Scottie Thompson paced the GinKings with a double-double of 29 points (9/17 fg, 5/12 3pts), 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Game 2 is on Friday, July 29 at 3:00pm at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City.

The Scores:

MERALCO 93 - Black 25, Newsome 19, Maliksi 17, Hodge 10, Quinto 9, Almazan 5, Banchero 4, Pascual 4, Johnson 0, Hugnatan 0, Pasaol 0.

GINEBRA 82 – Thompson 29, Standhardinger 12, Chan 11, J. Aguilar 10, Pinto 8, Pringle 6, Mariano 5, Onwubere 1, David 0.

Quarters: 32-25, 53-43, 80-62, 93-82. [GAME STATS]

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