The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk n’ Text KaTropa at 5:00 P.M. on January 7, 2017 in Angeles City.
Playing at team’s homecourt is a huge advantage against an opposing team simply because majority of the fans are supporting the local team. This is exactly what NLEX Road Warriors is expecting when they play in Pampanga as the Province is the territory of their head coach, Yeng Guiao.
The Road Warriors is looking to end their five-game losing skid. Their sole win was against Alaska over a month ago. There’s also a trouble in NLEX as there is a rumor spreading that veteran center Asi Taulava is looking to get traded.
This will be the second out-of-town game for NLEX. Their recent one was in Cagayan de Oro where they got beaten by San Miguel Beermen.
TnT Ka Tropa wanted to extend their winning streak to three and take a solo second spot in the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup standings. Troy Rosario had his stellar performance this season against Alaska Aces. The forward scored 26 points along with his 7 rebounds.