The GlobalPort Batang Pier is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the NLEX Road Warriors at 4:15 P.M. on January 13, 2017 in Mall of Asia Arena.
These two teams started the new year with separate victories. NLEX is looking to sweep its remaining scheduled games in order to qualify in the quarterfinals round while GlobalPort wants to solidify its position in the current standings and have the playoff bonus.
Coach Yeng Guiao probably found his winning player combination when NLEX played in Angeles, Pampanga. The Road Warriors appeared like a strong contender in this conference led by Carlo Lastimosa who scored 22 points against TnT KaTropa.
However, there’s a noticeable adjustment made by Coach Yeng, Asi Taulava was mostly on the bench and only logged less than seven minutes. Is this a sign of Asi leaving the Road Warriors?
Terrence Romeo the current scoring leader delivered 27 points against the struggling Meralco Bolts. Batang Pier was 4-0 when their opponent scored 89 points and below. That might be one of their strategies in order to get today’s W.
The Road Warriors however scored 110 against a defensive minded team, the TnT KaTropa.