BULACAN brought down Makati, 76-74, on Monday in the MPBL Lakan Season at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Dan Sara, Jovit dela Cruz and JR Taganas drilled in the crucial free throws needed as Kerwin McCoy picked up his second consecutive win as coach the Kuyas.
Bulacan improved its win-loss record to 7-5 to move into a tie for sixth with the Pasay Voyagers.
Makati absorbed only its second loss in 11 games and saw its five-game winning streak snapped.
The Super Crunch are tied for second with the Manila Stars behind the San Juan Knights at
Basilan and San Juan scored easy wins.
Chris Dumapig registered another double-double as Basilan Steel beat the Muntinlupa Cagers, 90-79.
Dumapig had 17 points and 12 boards to power the Steel to their eighth win in 12 games for fifth spot.
The Cagers suffered their fifth consecutive loss for a 3-10 card.
San Juan overcame a slow start and scored an 87-73 win over Marikina.
John Wilson scored 25, hitting five three-pointers, for the Knights.
Andoy Estrella had 18 points and six rebounds as the league-leading Knights improved their record to 11-1, while dealing Marikina its 11th loss in 12 games.