The Road is clear for NLEX as they continued to win games.
The Road Warriors is a renewed team as they now enjoys a 4 game winning streak in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup.
Currently, atop of the standing, the Road Warriors must be really happy with their performance early in the conference. They have so far withstood all challenges and rose up against them.
Last night, Phoenix fell against the Road Warriors in a closely contested ball game which was decided in the last few minutes of the game.
Kevin Alas continues to be consistent scoring 13 points, while import Aaron Fuller provided the needed boost with a double-double performance with 18 points and 24 rebounds. NLEX locals Mallari and Lastimosa also provided the needed performance last night scoring 14 each.
Phoenix import Phelps had a game high of 31 points while Matthew Wright added 17 but their production weren't good enough to halt the streak of NLEX.
Aside from shooting better and attempting more shots 39/95 (41%) for NLEX and 34/89 (38%).
There were 4 glaring stats that ultimately gave the Warriors the win:
- NLEX ruled the board at 65 against 46
- Phoenix sucks at the free throw line at 56%
- The paint belongs to NLEX scoring 56 against 40 of Phoenix
- NLEX got some boost from the bench with 53 points against only 37 of the Fuel Masters.
NLEX 95 - Fuller 18, Mallari 14, Lastimosa 14, Alas 13, Quinahan 10, Fonacier 5, Monfort 4, Soyud 4, Tiongson 4, Taulava 4, Rios 3, Baracael 2, J. Villanueva 0, Al-Hussaini 0, Ighalo 0.
PHOENIX 91 - Phelps 31, Wright 17, Baguio 8, Jazul 8, Dehesa 8, Eriobu 7, Kramer 4, Intal 4, Lanete 4, W. Wilson 0, Alolino 0, Borboran 0.
Quarters: 14-15, 39-43, 64-69, 95-91