The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 7:00 P.M. on May 2, 2018 live from the Ynares Center-Antipolo.
The Road Warriors are seeking to avenge its first loss this conference while the Elasto Painters are looking for a 3-0 start and own the top of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings.
Yeng Guiao’s personal choice import has landed and replaced Adrian Forbes for NLEX. Arnett Moultrie who is a NBA first round pick, played with the Philadelphia 76ers and was a Team USA member in 2009 U-19 World Championship.
“Moultrie was our original choice to be our PBA Commissioner’s Cup import. We had problems with his availability after his stint playing in Bahrain, but now is the right time and he has the right skill set to help the team,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao of their import.
“Moultrie is a big man who can post up, step out and shoot a jump shot, can run the floor in transition, and is a very decent rebounder. So that skill set is really what we needed to enhance our success,” Guiao added.
The Road Warriors were one of the early two teams that got surprised by the surging Columbian Dyip.
Coach Caloy Garcia and his troops are looking to keep its win-loss record to continue to be unblemished. They were able to escape the tenacious defense of Alaska Aces in their second conference debut and followed up with another win against the crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel last Sunday.
One of the key reasons is their huge import, Reggie Johnson who immediately blended with the Rain or Shine game style.
Apart from their import, the solid contribution from its locals is a big factor. Against the Aces, Chris Tiu exploded with 18 points and against the Gin Kings it was Raymond Almazan who made the scoring damage.