The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters at 7:00 P.M. on August 17, 2018 live from the Ynares Center-Antipolo.
The main event of the opening day of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup will be the clash between the Road Warriors and the KaTropa Texters.
Originally, Talk ‘N Text was the PBA team which was tapped to represent the country in the 2018 Asian Games but due to an unfortunate event that happen between Gilas Pilipinas and team Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers but that all changed.
With TNT core is still in tact, they are one of the early favorite this season-ending tourney. In addition, coach Nash Racela is bringing in Mike Glover who played with Terrence Romeo in GlobalPort Batang Pier back in 2016.
For NLEX on the other hand, apart from not having Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena in their lineup, they will be also missing their head coach and a big-man.
Coach Yeng Guiao is leading the Gilas squad sent to Indonesia along with veteran Asi Taulava.
It is expected that the Road Warriors will depend heavily to their import both in offense and defense.
NLEX hired Oluseyi Ashaolu as their third conference import. Ashaolu had an experience playing in the NBA summer league back in 2012 with the Milwaukee Bucks. He also played in Spanish and Japanese league.