The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 7:00 P.M. on February 9, 2018 live from the Cuneta Astrodome.
The Road Warriors just snapped their losing streak and wanted to make two straight in a row while the Bolts will try to break their two-game losing skid and get back to contention.
NLEX spoiled the return of Greg Slaughter in the lineup of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel as they greeted “GregZilla” with a surprise upset. Ginebra lead as much as 14 points in the first half but all of those double-digit lead went to thin air after the Road Warriors completed a comeback in the later stage of the fourth period.
Probably the secret on how coach Yeng Guiao troops able to win the game against the fan favorite Barangay Ginebra is their newly introduced routine.
“We don’t usually practice in the morning of a game day. (Against Ginebra) we did some shoot-around. We did some walkthroughs. That’s unusual because we usually want to get rested before the game. We did that just to have a different routine,” he said.
Likewise, the multi-awarded coach have seen much determination from his players and the desire to snap their losing skid.
“We just put an effort and sheer determination and some breaks in the endgame,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “The important thing is we break our losing streak and we give ourselves a chance to be in the fight.”
Meralco is now in a virtual do-or-die situation if they wanted to compete for the All-Filipino championship trophy.
“I don’t have much to say that’s not obvious. It’s important that we play with energy and a sense of urgency and do whatever it takes to get a win,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.