MICHAEL Dunigan (left) jockeys for position. | Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Spurned by first-choice import, Meralco sends Michael Dunigan, Ginebra back to earth

By: Randolph B. Leongson | Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

MANILA — Poetic justice?

Spurned by first-choice import Michael Dunigan, Meralco gained a measure of retribution as they sent the team Dunigan went to — Barangay Ginebra — crashing back to earth.

It seemed like the Bolts didn’t really need the balik-import after all, as reinforcement Josh Davis showed that he’s more than able to provide the goods for coach Norman Black.

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By: PBA - | Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Losing Michael Dunigan in a tug of war with Barangay Ginebra was no big deal for the Meralco Bolts.

It turned out the Bolts would have another surprise package in Josh Davis.

The former San Diego State energy guy made a remarkable PBA debut, logging 25 points and 24 rebounds to power Meralco past Barangay Ginebra, 85-74, in the opening night of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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Meralco clamps down on defense, shackles Barangay Ginebra in win

By: | Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

The Meralco Bolts made a tough defensive stand as they put the clamps on Barangay Ginebra for an 85-74 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Import Josh Davis made a solid debut with 25 points and 24 rebounds while Gary David provided a big scoring punch from off the bench with 21 markers.


Barangay Ginebra San Miguel   Meralco Bolts
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs Meralco Bolts
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Final Score
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Mall of Asia Arena
Elimination Round


Teams W L Pct Streak
Global Port Batang Pier 1 0 1.00 + 1
Meralco Bolts 1 0 1.00 + 1
Blackwater Elite 0 0 0.00 0
Barako Bull Energy 0 0 0.00 0
NLEX Road Warriors 0 0 0.00 0
Purefoods Star Hotshots 0 0 0.00 0
Alaska Aces 0 0 0.00 0
Talk n Text Tropang Texters 0 0 0.00 0
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 0 0 0.00 0
San Miguel Beermen 0 0 0.00 0
Kia Carnival 0 1 0.00 -1
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 0 1 0.00 -1