Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup between the NLEX Road Warriors and the Phoenix LPG Fuelmasters scheduled on October 8, 2022, at 4:30 PM.
The Road Warriors wanted to keep their unblemished win-loss record and join the other league-leading teams at the top of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings while the Fuelmasters will try to snag their first victory this conference.
Finally, this afternoon will be the official PBA comeback of Frankie Lim this taking as the head coach of NLEX. In their first two outings, it was his deputy Adonis Tierra who took the shots from the sidelines though the assistant coach mentioned that they’re now implementing Lim’s basketball system.
They’re currently at a perfect 2-0 after they dumped both the Rain or Shine Elastopainters (versus their former coach, Yeng Guiao) and then the surging Blackwater Elite.
Kevin Alas, Don Trollano, and Matt Nieto are the three Road Warriors locals who have consistency in terms of their scoring at least in their first two assignments while their import, Earl Clark currently averages 26 points and 14 rebounds.
Meanwhile, for Phoenix, head coach Topix Robinson’s first win in this second conference looks very challenging. With the exit of Matthew Wright from the local league and the expected prolonged sideline of Jason Perkins after he underwent knee surgery, the former shifty point guard turned head coach wanted his remaining players to step up.
“We know that this conference for us is going to be hard because we lost Matt, and then Perk all of a sudden cannot play,” said Robinson. “Like I told them, it is never going to be easy.”
Against the mighty visiting team, the Bay Area Dragons, Phoenix was in the right direction in the first quarter as they unleashed a 29-16 run. Yet, the guest squad has enough manpower to make their adjustment for them to wither the surge of their opponent to keep their streak.
Javee Mocon and Tyler Tio each scored at least 21 points in that match and RJ Jazul added 10 markers from the bench while their foreign reinforcement, Kaleb Wesson added 17 points and 17 rebounds. Looks like Phoenix needs more locals to step up and their import needed to log typical import stats something like 30-20 performance for them to have a better chance to grab their first victory.