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Kevin Alas out to prove naysayers wrong as he rejoins NLEX practice

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

Kevin Alas out to prove naysayers wrong as he rejoins NLEX practice

KEVIN Alas only has one goal in mind: to prove his naysayers wrong. Still on his road to recovery from a torn ACL on his right knee incurred last March, the former Letran stalwart made it known that he’s more driven to have a strong comeback. “To be honest, I’m excited and super motivated,” he told SPIN.ph. “I want to prove something, na coming from an ACL injury, some say na things will never be the same. May gusto lang ako patunayan sa sarili ko na I can be better than before, na I can be stronger than before. Gusto ko patunayan...

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Guiao recalls day 26 years ago when ‘Hurricane’ Harris unleashed 105 points

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

Guiao recalls day 26 years ago when ‘Hurricane’ Harris unleashed 105 points

YENG Guiao doesn’t see another player scoring more than a hundred points the way his former import Tony Harris did when he took the PBA by storm more than two decades ago. At least not in his lifetime. “Hindi na siguro. I think that record will stand for a long time,” said the 59-year-old Guiao when asked if he expects to see the scoring feat being equalled or surpassed in the future. For one, the rules of the game have changed drastically to make such a feat even harder to achieve, said Guiao, pointing to the old illegal defense that...

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Guiao on NLEX loss to Meralco: ‘It’s not that they won the game, we lost it’

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Guiao on NLEX loss to Meralco: ‘It’s not that they won the game, we lost it’

YENG Guiao was direct to the point – NLEX lost the game more than Meralco won it. “It’s not that they won the game, we lost it,” said the Road Warriors coach following the team’s 108-105 setback to Meralco in their PBA Governors’ Cup encounter Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s really frustrating. It’s a bad loss.” Indeed, it was. The Road Warriors were holding an 82-66 lead early in the final quarter and still led by nine in the final five minute mark, until the team began to implode. NLEX never scored in the final two minutes and...

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NLEX big man Mike Miranda suspended, fined for F2 infraction on import Eugene Phelps

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

NLEX big man Mike Miranda suspended, fined for F2 infraction on import Eugene Phelps

BIG man Mike Miranda will miss NLEX’s crucial PBA Governors Cup game against Meralco on Sunday after being meted a one-game suspension by the league on Friday. The 6-foot-6 Miranda was sanctioned for a flagrant foul penalty 2 infraction against Phoenix import Eugene Phelps during the Road Warriors’ 123-97 blowout loss against the Fuel Masters on Wednesday. The incident took place at the 5:23 mark of the second period and Phoenix with a huge 48-27 lead. The F2 led to Miranda’s outright ejection as he played for only six minutes and had three...

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Guiao baffled by Almazan disappearance: ‘Di ko alam pinagdaramdam n’ya’

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Guiao baffled by Almazan disappearance: ‘Di ko alam pinagdaramdam n’ya’

LIKE a father concerned about his son, Yeng Guiao said he is as baffled as anyone by the current status of Raymund Almazan at Rain or Shine. Guiao said he has no idea what’s bugging the 6-foot-8 Almazan, who has gone AWOL with the Elasto Painters, both during practices and games, since last week. Almazan played for Guiao when the coach was still with Rain or Shine, and the two got together in the national team during the last Asian Games and World Cup qualifiers. “I’ve coached him before, and I’ve seen him up close,...

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Yeng Guiao set to run for Congress despite PH coaching job

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

Yeng Guiao set to run for Congress despite PH coaching job

YENG Guiao will still push through with his plan to run for a seat in Congress despite his double-duty as Team Pilipinas and NLEX coach. Guiao bared he will be filing his certificate of candidacy next week where he will run as congressman of the first district of Pampanga. This despite a hectic schedule in which Guiao is expected to remain as head coach of Team Pilipinas in the next window of the Fiba Basketball World Cup later this year. “Tuloy pa rin ang plano,” said Guiao, referring to his plans to run again for Congress in the 2019 polls....

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NLEX gives Guiao rousing welcome by dealing Blackwater first loss

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

NLEX gives Guiao rousing welcome by dealing Blackwater first loss

NLEX gave head coach Yeng Guiao a rousing welcome on Wednesday night, handing Blackwater its first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors Cup, 124-106, on Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Larry Fonacier came up big for NLEX, scoring 24 points to lift the Road Warriors to their fourth win in six outings at the expense of the league leaders in Guiao’s first game with the team since his stint with the national team. After a hot start, Blackwater, which played without the ailing Poy Erram, dropped to 4-1, leaving Phoenix (5-1) at the...

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Fonacier plays down NLEX explosion: ‘I’m not here to be main threat’

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Fonacier plays down NLEX explosion: ‘I’m not here to be main threat’

IT was Larry Fonacier’s way of welcoming back coach Yeng Guiao at NLEX. The veteran wingman exploded for his best scoring output in five years as the Road Warriors dealt previously unbeaten Blackwater a 124-106 beating in Guiao’s first game back since a stint with the national team. Fonacier finished with 24 points and shot 6-of-9 from three-point range as the Road Warriors improved to 4-2 in Guiao’s return game. “Na-miss namin si coach Yeng,” said Fonacier in jest. Turning serious, the 36-year-old shooter said he’s just flourishing in...

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Hard work pays off as Taha, Miranda, Elorde rewarded with new contracts

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

Hard work pays off as Taha, Miranda, Elorde rewarded with new contracts

MIKE Miranda and Nico Elorde have been gifted with contract extensions in the PBA. The vastly improved Miranda was given a two-year contract extension by NLEX after the former San Sebastian big man proved to be a revelation in his first year with the team under coach Yeng Guiao. A second round pick (21st overall) by Barako Bull (now Phoenix) in the 2015 draft, Miranda became one of the Road Warriors’ top defensive stoppers at the post who also improved his shooting from three-point range upon the prodding of Guiao. Together with...

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Tireless Standhardinger leads San Miguel past NLEX in Fajardo absence

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 in News, NLEX | 0 comments

Tireless Standhardinger leads San Miguel past NLEX in Fajardo absence

SAN Miguel Beer hardly looked vulnerable in June Mar Fajardo’s absence as it dealt NLEX a 125-112 beating in a rousing PBA Governors Cup debut on Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen drew strength from AZ Reid, Alex Cabagnot, and Christian Standhardinger, who suited up straight from the Philippines’ campaign in the Asian Games and filled the gap left by the injured Fajardo. Standhardinger, 27, shrugged off fatigue to fire a career-high 36 points, Reid, a two-time Best Import awardee, had 30 while Cabagnot...

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