WATCH: Meralco vs Alaska Highlights [SF Game 1 | November 11, 2018]

Continuing the heater they are on, the Meralco Bolts extended their win streak to seven and are now leading the Alaska Aces, 1-0, in their 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal clash following their 97-92 victory, Sunday evening at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

It feels really good to get the first win,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black, who will be celebrating his 61st birthday tomorrow, November 12. The PBA legend also noted that this is his first birthday win after two years.

Super import Allen Durham continues to be the Orangemen’s anchor, as he produced 32 points on an excellent 68 percent-shooting clip along with 14 rebounds, six assists, and a block in over 39 minutes of playing time.

“It’s really a blessing when you have one guy who can do it on both offense and defense,” lauded Black.

Chris Newsome was all over the place for Meralco as he pumped out 16 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Backcourt partner Baser Amer was in his element as well as he made 14 markers, four boards, and three dimes.