The Blackwater Elite is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the NLEX Road Warriors at 4:30 P.M. on September 26, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The surprising team Elite is looking to make a five-game winning streak and keep its unblemished win-loss record this 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup while the Road Warriors are looking to get back to its winning ways when PBA resumes this afternoon.
After leading Gilas Pilipinas to a fifth finish in the 2018 Asian Games and defended the home-court against team Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, coach Yeng Guiao is back with NLEX.
“I’m excited to get back to competitive coaching with NLEX after almost three months,” said Guaio.
While Guiao is serving the nation in an international competition, assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa took the bench lead role and was able to log three victories in five outings.
Coach Yeng for sure is looking to replicate the early success of his team and his return is just in time as his Road Warriors will be dealing the hottest team this conference, the Blackwater Elite.
Despite not in the country in the past few months, the multi-awarded coach knew what fueled the success of the Elite.
“Henry Walker has done a great job of leading this team to contention,” noted Guiao.
“Their three-point shooting is a headache for all teams,” added Guiao. “We have to lower their efficiency and prevent Walker from dictating the tempo. He makes those around him look better because he attracts a lot of attention.”
After beating TNT KaTropa, San Miguel Beermen and the defending champions the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, coach Bong Ramos’ Blackwater squad now looks a real contender.
Probably the best game they had was when the clashed with the Gin Kings where they pushed the match to overtime.
Led by Henry Walker, Blackwater didn’t panic as the game went to its crucial moment. They were able to execute their offense and converted basket after basket.