The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Blackwater Elite at 4:30 P.M. on September 29, 2019 live from the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Laguna.
The Road Warriors wanted to own the top of standings and extend their winning streak to three straight while the Elite would like to correct their mistakes during their conference’s opener when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this afternoon in Laguna.
Coach Yeng Guiao looks happy about what his team doing at the moment. Apart from that, the pieces which he’s trying to connect since his arrival in NLEX is now finally coming to its place.
“Jericho (Cruz), the rest of the guys, Larry (Fonacier), (Kenneth) Iggy (Ighalo), nandiyan sina Bong Galanza, nandiyan sina Mike Miranda. They’re making their contributions, not necessarily in offense but overall making contributions in different departments,” said Guiao.
“Eto’ng mga piyesa na dati wala sa amin. Si Mike nawala sa amin, si Kiefer nawala sa amin, si Jericho kararating lang. Pero ngayon nawala naman si Poy (Erram) but we hope he can come back,” he added.
One of the main weapons of the Road Warriors this conference is their outside shooting which was very evident in their first two outings. Likewise, with Ravena in tow, the team shows stability in the end game and knows how to finish it with a win.
For Blackwater on the other hand, their replacement foreign hire and was a former PBA Best Import Awardee struggled on his 2019 Govs Cup debut.
Marqus Blakely had a dismal performance against the TNT KaTropa a few days ago. Blakely only contributed four points, four rebounds and five assists in over 28 minutes of basketball action.
Blackwater head coach Aris Dimaunahan already have a talk with his Blakely and his import promised to be more aggressive against the Road Warriors.
“Babawi iyun bukas. Iyon ang usapan namin, eh,” Dimaunahan said. “He promised he’ll be more aggressive tomorrow.”