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Meralco hero: Chris Newsome earns Finals MVP plum in Bolts’ breakthrough title run

Delfin Dioquino

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Meralco hero: Chris Newsome earns Finals MVP plum in Bolts’ breakthrough title run

MVP. Chris Newsome in action for the Meralco Bolts in the 2024 PBA Philippine Cup.

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Chris Newsome claims the Finals MVP honors after catapulting Meralco to its first-ever PBA championship

MANILA, Philippines – Count on Chris Newsome to save the day for Meralco.

Newsome claimed the Finals MVP honors after catapulting the Bolts to their first-ever PBA championship following a six-game conquest of San Miguel in the Philippine Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, June 16.

Shrugging off his shooting struggles, Newsome nailed the game-winning jumper and finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals as Meralco escaped with a gripping 80-78 victory in Game 6 to dethrone the mighty Beermen.

Newsome wrapped up the best-of-seven series with averages of 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. 

– Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.