NLEX seeks solo lead

first_imgListed as a legitimate title threat for the first time, NLEX shoots for a third straight win and the solo lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations when it collides with Phoenix Petroleum Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kim hikes lead to 4; Hwang zooms away by 11 shots Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues “It’s just not about Kevin, but their entire backcourt,” the elder Alas said when told that Kevin has been damaging the opposition in the last two NLEX games. “We should be able to limit their fast break points.”Ravena has stepped up without much effort and has been the yardstick by which all rookies are now being measured, not just for individual stats but at how he made the Road Warriors even better than the Governors’ Cup last season when they started becoming competitive.Matthew Wright is Phoenix’ Alas’ main offensive weapon, and the swarming defense that was the trademark of Alaska while he was Alex Compton’s assistant is being used by the Fuel Masters to offset their lack of size.“We are basically a run-and-gun team,” Louie Alas said. “But we need to play a lot of defense, to come up with a lot of schemes.”Meanwhile, crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra shoots for a second straight win when it clashes with undermanned GlobalPort in the 6:45 p.m. game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa And if there’s one team that can give the Road Warriors their first acid test here, it would be the rejuvenated Fuel Masters.“New faces and coaching staff are changing the culture of this team,” NLEX’ Yeng Guiao said of Phoenix, which is now being handled by Louie Alas—who has given the Fuel Masters the defensive mentality the team sorely lacked in the past.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“That makes them very dangerous,” said Guiao.Interestingly, this will be the first meeting between head coach Alas and son Kevin, who is an integral part of the rotation of Guiao, who has relied on point guards like rookie Kiefer Ravena. The hulking Gin Kings will be coming off an impressive 89-78 conquest of Magnolia on Christmas Day. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedlast_img

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