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NLEX upgrades depleted roster by adding Paniamogan, Galanza

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

NLEX upgrades depleted roster by adding Paniamogan, Galanza

THEY’RE no Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, but Philip Paniamogan and Bong Galanza are both good enough for NLEX to sign them up and upgrade its depleted roster for the coming PBA Governors’ Cup. Top team executive Ronald Dulatre confirmed the signings of both Paniamogan and Galanza for the season-ending meet upon the approval of coach Yeng Guiao, who watched the two practiced with the Road Warriors just before he fully concentrated on his job as coach of the Rain or Shine-backed national team to the 18th Asian Games. Terms of the deals...

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Resilient NLEX stuns Xinjiang Flying Tigers to gain Super 8 semis

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Resilient NLEX stuns Xinjiang Flying Tigers to gain Super 8 semis

MACAU – NLEX erased a 17-point first-half deficit and shocked the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, 88-78, Thursday at Macao East Asian Games Dome here to advance to the Asia League Super 8 2018 semifinals. JR Quinahan unloaded 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as he shot 4-of-5 from threes to help the Road Warriors repulse the favored Chinese side. He also got five rebounds and four assists. Kenneth Ighalo also stepped up big for NLEX with 17 points and four boards, while Mac Tallo exploded for 12 in the second half as he commandeered the...

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NLEX import Olu Ashaolu says he’s ‘suited’ for PBA physicality

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

NLEX import Olu Ashaolu says he’s ‘suited’ for PBA physicality

IMPORT Oluseyi Ashaolu expects to perfectly fit in at NLEX and to the PBA’s style of play once he fully gets going come the season-ending Governors Cup. While he had some moments during his debut game for the Road Warriors Wednesday night, Ashaolu admitted there’s still a lot of room for improvement for him especially after the team suffered a 116-89 beating against Magnolia Pambansang Manok to end its Commissioner’s Cup campaign on a losing note. The 30-year-old Nigerian-Canadian however, did show potential as he finished with a game-high 31...

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Ousted NLEX set to field Governors’ Cup import Olu Ashaolu

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Ousted NLEX set to field Governors’ Cup import Olu Ashaolu

WITH all hope lost, NLEX gears toward the season-ending 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup as it brings in Olu Ashaolu for its final game this conference. A team insider bared that Ashaolu, 30, will make his debut for the Road Warriors on July 4 in their game against Magnolia this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. “This is in preparation for the third conference,” said the source as the former Louisiana Tech and Oregon standout is poised to stay until the Governors’ Cup. Assistant team manager Mon Celis confirmed the...

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After recovering from tuberculosis, Mac Tallo can breathe easier now after solid comeback

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

After recovering from tuberculosis, Mac Tallo can breathe easier now after solid comeback

MAC Tallo couldn’t be any happier to be back on the court after six months of inaction. “Syempre talagang excited. First actual five-on-five game ko after six months, nag-dasal lang ako at nag-relax. Pinakita ko kung anong kaya kong gawin lang muna, at the same time, finollow ko lang kung anong sinasabi nila coach sa defense,” he said on Friday. Tallo, the 10th pick in the 2017 PBA Draft, was impressive in his first game with NLEX, wounding up with 11 points, three assists, three steals, two blocks, and a rebound in his 19 minutes of action....

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Dave Marcelo looks to follow Belga, Quinahan example, blossom under Guiao tutelage

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Dave Marcelo looks to follow Belga, Quinahan example, blossom under Guiao tutelage

IS Dave Marcelo the next big man project of coach Yeng Guiao? The 29-year-old center-forward sure hopes so. In the tradition of a Beau Belga, JR Quinahan, and of late, Michael Miranda, Marcelo looks forward to becoming even better now that he’s playing for one of the PBA’s most respected coaches. Miranda was acquired by the Road Warriors in a straight trade with Blackwater for Rabeh Al-Hussaini, putting him under the tutelage of a veteran coach who has turned unheralded players into stars. At NLEX, Marcelo gets to team up with Quinahan...

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Guiao hints at making changes to ‘shake things up’ at NLEX after yet another letdown

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Guiao hints at making changes to ‘shake things up’ at NLEX after yet another letdown

NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said the Road Warriors are seriously considering making changes following yet another disappointing loss on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Road Warriors fell to Globalport, 116-94, for their fourth loss in five games – a horror start that came just after the team’s maiden semifinal finish in the Philippine Cup a few months back. Guiao admitted the team is contemplating on “shaking things up” during the All-Star break. “It’s a disappointing game,” Guiao told reporters as he emerged from the...

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Arnett Moultrie hopes two-week break will help NLEX regroup and make a late run

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Arnett Moultrie hopes two-week break will help NLEX regroup and make a late run

Arnett Moultrie is no stranger to this position. From 2012 to 2014, the 6-foot-10 slotman has been part of “the process” — the controversial approach the Philadephia took in order to build up a contender through the draft, which in turn, saw the 76ers lose a record number of games in that span. That’s why for Moultrie, he knows how tough of a situation NLEX is in after losing to GlobalPort, 116-94 on Wednesday and falling to a 1-4 record in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. “It’s very frustrating, you...

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Tribute in order as Asi Taulava set to play in record 16th – and likely last – PBA All-Star Game

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Tribute in order as Asi Taulava set to play in record 16th – and likely last – PBA All-Star Game

NINETEEN years after and evergreen Asi Taulava remains very much part of the PBA All-Star. The 45-year-old veteran will be playing in a record 16th All-Star game when he suits up for the PBA Visayas selection opposite Gilas Pilipinas during the final leg of the annual event on May 27 in Iloilo. Although aware of having the longest All-Star stint in league history, Taulava admitted losing track of the number of times he has seen action in the mid-season spectacle. “I lost track of it,” said Taulava. “But it’s always an honor to be part of the...

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NLEX withstands meltdown late in regulation, outlasts Phoenix in OT to end slump

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

NLEX withstands meltdown late in regulation, outlasts Phoenix in OT to end slump

BIÑAN, Laguna – NLEX lived up to its moniker as Road Warriors, holding off a pesky Phoenix side, 120-115, in overtime to finally get on the winning track in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night at the Alonte Sports Arena. The Road Warriors squandered a nine-point lead in the last two minutes of regulation – and a lead of as many as 19 points in the first half – but made up for it in the extra session where they connected from long range to barge into win column after four games. Arnett Moultrie flirted with a triple-double while Alex...

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