Import Terrence Williams will remain with Meralco despite 2nd straight setbacks


The Meralco Bolts suffered a close second straight setback in the PLDT Home Telpad Governors’ Cup, but coach Ryan Gregorio remained optimistic.


The Meralco top tactician also found a positive outlook for the team with the improved performance of import Terrence Williams.

“He had a very controlled game. I think it was a far cry from how he played in the first outing,” said Gregorio.

Williams, who is considered as the best import in this conference because of his NBA credentials, struggled in his first game with the Bolts last Sunday against Barako Bull. 

The no. 11 overall pick in the NBA by New Jersey Nets in 2009, scored 19 points, but was relying more in the three-point land going only 4-of-20 of shooting which led to their downfall.

On Wednesday against sister-team Talk ‘N Text, Williams showed his usual self as he dropped 20 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists. 

He highlighted that performance with a thundering coast-to-coast dunk over Noy Baclao.

But the Bolts still loss that game 105-99 behind the fourth quarter explosion of spitfire Jason Castro who scored 10 of the TNT's last 13 points.

“It’s unfortunate that the other players did not finish his passes. Today’s game, he could easily have had a triple-double,” said Gregorio.

Despite Williams’ more balanced statline, Gregorio is hoping for more out of Williams.

“Of course, we’re all expected to win games,” said Gregorio. “We’ll try again on Saturday, another big team, Ginebra. We’ll continue to find ways to win our first game.”

With this, the Bolts will once again rely on Williams in their upcoming games in this season-ending tournament.

--- with reports from Sports5.ph

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