The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 7:00 P.M. on May 4, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Road Warriors are itching to get its first win this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup while the Bolts wanted to avoid a back-to-back losses when PBA action resumes this evening.
Probably due to the lack of preparation to play with their import is the key factor why NLEX are staring a 0-2 record in the standings. When Adrian Forbes joined the team led by Yeng Guiao it only took few days when they played Columbian Dyip and also the same thing happen when Arnett Moultrie joined NLEX then battled the now league-leading Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
The Road Warriors had the chance to win the game in their last timeout but Kiefer Ravena unable to hit the three-pointer as time ticking down in the last quarter. In the next position, ROS import Reggie Johnson split his free-throw and the Road Warriors still have ample time to take the lead.
However, Juami Tiongson turned the ball over and their chances just quickly fades away.
“It’s a scary win for us. For both sides, there were calls that should have been called but not called. Breaks of the game,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia.
The Meralco Bolts was superb in their second conference game opener against the Columbian Dyip but immediately they got tripped by GlobalPort Batang Pier in their next game.
They weren’t able to contain the Batang Pier streaking guard Stanley Pringle especially in the final period and that cost them a game.
Meralco is in high hopes especially that they have brought back their 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import at their helm. Arinze Onuaku helped the bolts in the Commissioner’s Cup campaign two years ago where they reached semi-finals round.