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By: Kristina Caramel Sy
The Ginebra Gin Kings shut down the Meralco Bolts as they beat them yesterday with the final score of 81-71.
Ginebra Kings banned Meralco from stealing the lead from them while the Bolts were desperately trying to steal the lead from them.
Having almost a two-digit deficit, the Meralco Bolts, with confidence, got close with the Kings in several instances as Cardona and Mercado were firing crucial shots in order to make a run and to break the Kings' momentum.
In spite of that, the Kings remained composed and in turn they were the ones who destroyed the
Bolts' momentum by forcing them to commit key turn-overs and by forcing them to give crucial fouls.
During the last 5 mins. of the final quarter, partners-in-crime Villanueva and Cortez with Caguioa provided a 12-2 run that increased their lead to 13 points which is already virtually unreachable for the Bolts to overcome.
In the end, Ginebra got the win.