The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 4:30 P.M. on September 27, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Both the Bolts and Road Warriors are looking to improve their standings to 2-0. Yet, only one team will be granted when the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup resumes this afternoon at the Big Dome.
In his first game after the 18-month FIBA-imposed suspension, “The Phenom”, Kiefer Ravena picked up where he left off and exploded with 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.
Apart from those outstanding stats, Ravena helped his team to register their first win for the conference and tonight they wanted to take the early tournament leader.
“Kiefer is always going to be a threat whenever he’s going for the basket so he’s going to attract a lot of attention from the defense and he’s making good decisions spotting the open people,” said Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao.
“That’s something we’ve been missing without Kiefer. We don’t have that threat, we don’t have that steadiness in the endgame, of a guard who can bring the ball down and make decisions for us,” Guiao added.
For the Bolts, on the other hand, coach Norman Black is happy now that Raymond Almazan is finally healthy and starts to deliver the goods for the team especially those expected from him.
Seems like coach Black is waiting for this conference where he will tandem Almazan to their resident import, Allen Durham.
“We’ve had the chance now for him to get comfortable with the team,” said Black. “The combination with him and AD (Durham) is a very good combination defensively because Raymond can cover a lot of our mistakes defensively by blocking shots and AD can control the boards.”