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PBA: Norman Black confident ahead of Meralco’s tough stretch


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Meralco Bolts coach Norman Black. PBA . IMAGES

ANTIPOLO—The Terrafirma loss served as a warning to his team, with coach Norman Black expressing confidence that Meralco could come out and beat some longtime contenders in the PBA.

“We may lose to Terrafirma, but we can also beat the strongest teams in the league,” Black said after the Bolts’ 125-99 win over Blackwater Bossing on Saturday at the Ynares Center here, helping them recovering from last week’s shock defeat at the hands of Dyip.

Meralco improved to 3-1 in the Governors Cup to close the season after a loss to Blackwater in preparation for a busy February that could decide their chances of reaching the quarterfinals or taking a two-beat advantage. to lead four teams.

Next up for Meralco is San Miguel Beer on February 9 before facing TNT on February 17, NLEX on February 23 and Magnolia on February 26. And when March begins, Meralco will be brought in. into another challenge against the defending champion and recent Commissioners Cup winner Barangay Ginebra.

Among the teams included in the difficult group, San Miguel and NLEX are currently unbeaten, TNT set a record of 3-1 while Magnolia is still capable of turning the situation despite losing the first two games.

“We have two of the toughest teams coming,” said Black, who is bracing for a tough one with the San Miguel team bolstered by imported Cameron Clark and top locals. June Mar Fajardo and CJ Perez.

“We will just prepare and be ready for San Miguel. We know what we are up against. We are up against a powerhouse team with very good imports. We will prepare,” he added.

Meralco had 24 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists from imported KJ McDaniels but it was Allein Maliksi, who scored 30, and Anjo Caram with 18, who scored the big winner of the game. against Blackwater.

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