Red-hot NLEX deals Blackwater its first loss in Guiao’s return

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Also, offensively we’re really excited to play after a long break. For me, I’m excited to coach just to get the feel of the PBA again and like I said, you will learn a lot and you wanna apply what you learn. We tried a few experiments and they seemed to work.”The Road Warriors set a franchise record with 20 3-pointers, which also ranks eighth all-time, as per PBA stats wiz Fidel Mangonon.The Elite, who played minus star big man Poy Erram due to a viral infection, came to within single-digits, 101-92, with still 5:29 remaining before Fonacier sank his fourth triple to get the Road Warriors rolling again.Blackwater guards Roi Sumang and Paul Zamar had 24 and 16 points, respectively while coming off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Fonacier turned in a vintage performance with six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 24 points, including back-to-back triples near the two-minute warning, to shut the door on Blackwater’s comeback hopes Aaron Fuller also had 24 points that went with 20 rebounds as NLEX improved to 4-2.“We had quite a long preparation for this game when we saw that this team (Blackwater) is really for real so we made sure that we’re really prepared for this game,” said Guiao, who missed the Road Warriors first five games due to his national team duties.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The plan really was to sacrifice Walker scoring more than his average. The keys to winning for Blackwater would be the locals combining with Walker on offense and four to five guys in double-figures,” Guiao added, referring to Elite import Henry Walker. “So we figured we had to pick our poison and it was decided that Waker can go one-on-one but prevent him from setting up his teammates for the three-point shots. Basically, the defensive scheme worked for us.”It worked to a tee with Walker, who came into the game averaging 30.3 points, was held to just 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting from the field. Taking on lead rebounding role for Ateneo energizes Kouame Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments PBA IMAGESNLEX welcomed its head coach Yeng Guiao back with a 124-106 drubbing of Blackwater in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors unleashed a barrage of treys led by veteran sharpshooter Larry Fonacier to deal the Elite their first loss after a 4-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img

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