Another big fish

Playing splendidly on both ends, Meralco on Sunday night routed a powerhouse for the second straight game, with a 101-77 ripping of Barangay Ginebra giving the Bolts third place in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Allen Durham scored 39 points and three locals tossed in twin digits in the Bolts’ third straight win for 6-2 overall, even as coach Norman Black gently broke in his two new acquisitions Allein Maliksi and Raymar Jose.

Meralco also brought down San Miguel Beer, 125-99 two Sundays ago.

Ginebra dropped to 5-3.

Meanwhile, Alaska won two straight games for the first time here, pulling out a 106-99 victory over NorthPort on the day the Aces traded away top guard Chris Banchero to Magnolia.

Vic Manuel and import Franko House both had 23 points for the Aces, who rose to 3-6 as the Batang Pier slid to 3-5.

The Batang Pier played their first game without injured star rookie Robert Bolick, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Also getting a green-light is TNT’s acquisition from Blackwater of Ray Parks Jr., this year’s second overall pick, in a deal that will cost the KaTropa the seasoned Don Trollano and Tony Semerad, and a future draft pick.

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