REIGNING champion San Juan routed expansion team Bacolod, 95-71, on Wednesday in the MPBL Lakan Season at the Olivarez College Gym.
John Wilson scored 22 points and Jhonard Clarito added 16 as the Knights remained unbeaten in four games to take solo lead.
“I just told the players, kailangan business as usual pa rin kami. Yung mga teams naglakasan ngayon. Whether we are facing an A-grade team or a marginal team, dapat parehas lang ang level ng intensity of play namin,” said San Juan coach Randy Alcantara.
Iloilo and Parañaque got back on the winning track.
The United Royals of Iloilo squandered a 19-point lead, but held on to score a 92-90 victory over fellow newcomer Nueva Ecija-MiGuards.
It was the third win in four games for the United Royals.
“Yes, a win is a win, but I’m not satisfied,” said coach Eric Gonzales. “Feeling ko kanina yung mga players ko parang nagta-tryout kais nagpapasiklab.”
Parañaque, on the other hand, turned to old reliables Jemal Vizcarra and Popoy Banzali in putting away Navotas, 82-71.
Parañaque improved its win-loss record to 2-3.
Vizcarra combined for the Patriots’ last nine points as they fended off a late uprising by the Clutch, who lost their second game in three starts.