Good Start from the Road Warriors!
Nothing to celebrate yet according to Coach Yeng Guiao, who was speaking at the post press conference after their first game win against Alaska.
NLEX defeated Alaska with the score of 112- 104 led by import Fuller who scored 30 points and Kevin Alas with 20 points.
It was a steady game for the NLEX Road Warriors who got their first win in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup and their 3rd win in a row counting the last two games from the previous conference.
The Road Warriors had a bad conference and Coach Yeng Guiao wants nothing more than to improve from the horrific conference they had.
Alaska Aces had no luck in their first game with a horrible 37% FG while NLEX had 47%. The Road Warriors also worked the board grabbing 20 more than Alaska.
The Aces did not get a decent number from their import who shot at 9/26 (34%). The locals did not help either with Abueva (27% FG), Casio (25% FG) and Banchero (36%) all shooting poorly.
Larry Fonancier the newest Warriors was quiet with just 3 points on 17 minutes playing time.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
ALA 24 31 24 25 104
NLX 23 33 27 29 112
NLEX 112- Fuller 30, Alas 20, Tiongson 13, Quinahan 9, Rios 8, Taulava 8, Mallari 7, Al-Hussaini 6, Soyud 6, Fonacier 3, Lastimosa 2, Baracael 0, Monfort 0, Ighalo 0, J. Villanueva 0.
Alaska 104 - Henton 27, Enciso 21, Abueva 12, Banchero 11, Thoss 10, Manuel 9, Casio 7, Racal 5, Dela Cruz 2, Magat 0, Exciminiano 0, Mendoza 0, Baclao 0.