The Meralco Bolts pummelled the Star Hotshots all night long for a runaway 98-74 victory in Game 2 of their PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-5 semifinals on Tuesday night at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.
Now ahead 2-0 in the series, the Bolts can complete a sweep of the Hotshots and book a return trip to the Governors’ Cup finals with another win in Game 3 on Thursday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Unlike in Game 1 when Meralco had to whip up an endgame storm to win, the Bolts started Game 2 firing on all cylinders, ending the first quarter with a 30-11 lead and never looked back. In that period, the Bolts nailed 12 of their 18 shots while the Hotshots only managed to convert five of their first 22 shots.
The Bolts kept firing sway, leading by as many as 30 points twice, the last one at 78-48 to start the final quarter.