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Hodge, Meralco raring to make playoffs after dismal start

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:54 AM

After dropping 6 of their first 8 games, the Bolts revive their quarterfinals hopes with an exhilarating win over No. 1 Magnolia

TALL ORDER. Cliff Hodge hopes the Meralco Bolts nail their last two games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup to give themselves a fighting chance of making the Final 8. Photo from PBA Images


Norman Black relieved Cliff Hodge is back as Meralco snaps out of slump

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Hodge is not yet at 100% but he still manages to go out on defense

RETURN. Cliff Hodge recovers from his surgery and is back to help Meralco get back on the winning path. Photo by PBA Images

Cliff Hodge plays his 'best game ever' to propel Meralco to PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Toiling away for 4 years in quiet gyms is finally paying off for the fourth overall pick from the 2012 draft

PAYING OFF. All of Cliff Hodge's (R) hard work is finally paying off. He is seen here trying to get past the defense of TNT rookie Troy Rosario in game 2 of the semis. Photo from PBA Images

Hodge, Meralco surge past Mahindra

Apr 03, 2016 - 5:16 PM

Cliff Hodge registers 25 points including 5 crucial markers in the last two minutes as Meralco stays on top of the standings with a 7 2 record

STILL ON TOP. The Meralco Bolts are still on top of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup standings with a 7-2 record. Cliff Hodge posts 25 points to lead the team in a win over the Mahindra Enforcers. Photo by PBA Images

Barako Bull survives Meralco to stay unbeaten at 4-0

May 24, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Yeo topscored with 28 points along with 6 assists while import Liam Mcmorrow added 19 markers and 23 rebounds to keep Barako Bull undefeated

RAGING BULL. Joseph Yeo topscored with 28 points along with 6 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda

NLEX beats Meralco despite Emmett's 44 points

May 13, 2015 - 6:54 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors defeated sister team the Meralco Bolts to notch their first win of the conference

Asi Taulava fouled out but contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds in the process. Photo by PBA Images

Rejuvenated Meralco Bolts look to the finish line

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Following two straight losses the Meralco Bolts have regained their form as they top performing team in the PBA Commissioner s Cup as the playoffs near

Jared Dillinger, Sean Anthony and the Meralco Bolts have 'shocked' the PBA with their play in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco spoils Caguioa milestone

Nov 21, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Meralco hands Ginebra its second straight loss on the night Mark Caguioa scored the 9 000th point of his career

Meralco averts Blackwater upset in overtime

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

John Wilson snaps out of his offensive slump all game long and scores all of his 9 points in overtime to make Meralco spotless at 2 0

PBA: Guiao calls Hodge a ‘danger to the league’

Apr 26, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Rain or Shine’s fiery head coach Yeng Guiao apologized to everyone but Cliff Hodge for his derogatory remark towards the Bolts’ forward following Game 2

CONDITIONAL APOLOGY. Yeng Guiao (R) apologized to everyone but the target for his slur directed at Cliff Hodge. Hodge photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images. Guiao file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine hangs on in OT to barge into semis

Apr 26, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Rain or Shine overcome the Meralco Bolts in another physical battle to earn a semifinals showdown with Talk N Text

Rain or Shine's Wayne Chism and Meralco's Cliff Hodge tussle for the ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Let's get physical: Do-or-die Saturday for 4 PBA teams

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Sweat tears – and maybe a little blood – will set the tone for tonight s do or die Saturday showdowns between Meralco Bolts Rain or Shine and San Mig Coffee Alaska Aces

Marc Pingris has battled through bruised ribs to provide San Mig Coffee with the spark they've needed. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Guiao fined 100K, Hodge fined 20K for Game 2 antics

Apr 25, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao and Meralco Bolts player Cliff Hodge were both hit with fines for their misdeeds during Game 2 of their PBA playoff series

FINED. Meralco forward Cliff Hodge (L) and Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao are slapped with hefty fines after a verbal tussle. Hodge photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images. Guiao file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao calls out Hodge, strikes against excessive physicality

Apr 24, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao was infuriated by what he considered to be a cheap shot by Cliff Hodge against his player Raymond Almazan in Game 2

READY TO ERUPT. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao took exception to what he sees as dirty play from the Meralco Bolts. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco-RoS Game 2 preview: Defense is key

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Defensive intensity and not firepower will likely be the key factor on who takes game two of the quarterfinals match between the Bolts and the Painters

STOP LEE. Containing Paul Lee's attacks will be one of Meralco's main defensive priorities. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA quarterfinals preview: Rain or Shine vs. Meralco

Apr 21, 2014 - 6:12 AM

With Rain or Shine and the Meralco Bolts preparing to begin their quarterfinals series on Monday April 21 Levi Verora previews their chances

Jeff Chan and Jared Dillinger may be teammates on Gilas Pilipinas, but they'll be on opposite ends of their quarterfinals matchup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Star 2014 Greats vs Stalwarts

Apr 04, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Active and retired PBA stars team up and face off in the PBA Greats vs Stalwarts

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Star 2014 Skills Challenge

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Mark Barroca and Mark Macapagal are new obstacle challenge and 3 point shootout winners while Justin Melton and Rey Guevarra split slam dunk title

Alaska's Gabby Espinas fined P20K

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Alaska Aces forward Gabby Espinas has been fined P20 000 for his actions against Cliff Hodge in their controversial knockout game

PHYSICAL. Cliff Hodge (left) and Gabby Espinas (right) were very physical during their must-win game on Monday, January 20. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hodge vows to bring back the energy Meralco's been missing

Dec 23, 2013 - 1:06 PM

The high flying forward missed 6 games for Meralco He s not yet 100 but he s back and promises to be the energizer the team needs

MISSING BOLT. Cliff Hodge goes for a dunk. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA preview: Meralco Bolts

Nov 13, 2013 - 5:29 PM

Despite being surrounded by proven veterans sophomore Cliff Hodge could be the next face of the Meralco Bolts

YOUNG GUN. Sophomore Cliff Hodge could emerge as the best player in Meralco's roster this coming season. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Midseason Awards: Santos, Abueva shine

Mar 16, 2013 - 2:49 PM

Rappler basketball writer Enzo Flojo picks the best individual performers midway through the 2012 13 PBA season See who his winners are

Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rappler Fastbreak: Aces zap Bolts; Boosters manhandle Mixers

Feb 13, 2013 - 11:36 PM

Alaska zapped Meralco while Petron had a surprisingly easy time in crushing San Mig Coffee in Wednesday s PBA matches