PBA 2018:

Ginebra train unstoppable, flattens NLEX, 111-75

November 6, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: The Barangay Ginebra train looked unstoppable, as it flattened the NLEX Road Warriors, 111-75 to enter the Semifinal round of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Japeth Aguilar starred for the Gin Kings with his 18 buckets and 10 boards while Greg Slaughter added in 16 markers.

Notes:

Ginebra led in the majority of the game numbers as they shot better from the trey territory with 13 of 29 (44%) three points total against NLEX‘s 9 of 37 (24%). The Kings also hauled 57 boards to the Road Warriors 40 rebounds.

➤ Import Aaron Fuller was the only bright spot for the Road Warriors as he finished with a double-double of 25 points and 12 caroms.

➤ The Gin Kings are on a head-on Semis collision against the winner of the quarterfinal standoff between the Blackwater Elite and Magnolia Hotshots.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-20, 50-36, 76-62, 111-75.

ginebra: 111

J. Aguilar 18, Slaughter 16, Mercado 14, Brownlee 13, Chan 12, Mariano 8, Ferrer 7, Tenorio 7, Thompson 6, Caperal 5, R. Aguilar 3, Manuel 2.

nlex: 75

Fuller 25, Quinahan 9, Paniamogan 9, Galanza 7, Ighalo 6, Fonacier 5, Rios 4, Mallari 4, Miranda 3, Monfort 3, Baguio 0, Tiongson 0, Taulava 0, Tallo 0.

Posted on November 7, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Tiu powers ROS over NLEX, 107-101

November 3, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: Chris Tiu powered the Rain or Shine Elastopainters over the NLEX Road Warriors, 107-101 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum this Saturday. Tiu lifted ROS with his 30 buckets, 5 dimes, and 4 caroms as the Elastopainters missed the presence of import Terrence Watson due to emergency leave.

Notes:

➤ The 33-year-old Tiu, who was picked seventh in the 2012 draft by ROS, established a new career-high in dropping 30 points. His contract with the Elastopainters is also set to expire this season.

ROS led big by as much 20 points, 101-81 in the fourth quarter.

➤ Big man Norbert Torres also backstopped ROS with 12 points and 13 boards, Jewel Ponferada added 13 points.

➤ Import Aaron Fuller paced the losing Road Warriors with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 dishes.

➤ Rain or Shine finished their Governors’ Cup campaign and wounded-up with 3-10 win-loss slate. NLEX, meanwhile, reached the PBA quarterfinals despite the loss as they dropped to 7th place on a 5-6 record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 17-31, 46-51, 82-74, 107-101.

Rain or shine: 107

Tiu 30, Ponferada 13, Maiquez 12, Torres 12, Nambatac 10, Norwood 8, Yap 8, Daquioag 6, Onwubere 5, Borboran 3, Casino 0, Washington 0.

NLEX: 101

Fuller 29, Galanza 14, Miranda 12, Paniamogan 11, Taulava 9, Fonacier 8, Tiongson 5, Mallari 4, Monfort 3, Quinahan 3, Rios 3, Baguio 0, Ighalo 0, Tallo 0, Marcelo 0.

Posted on November 4, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

NLEX outlasts Alaska in overtime, 116-110

October 26, 2018 – Ynares Center

PBA News 2018: NLEX Road Warriors outlasted the Alaska Aces in overtime, 116-110, to continue their campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Import Aaron Fuller dropped a ferocious double-double as he made 42 buckets and 22 caroms, while JR Quiñahan added 15 points and 9 boards.

Notes:

➤ The Aces were still in the lead, 110-109 with barely a minute remaining, but Quiñahan‘s dagger trey elevated the Road Warriors to surge ahead 112-110. He later sealed the win for NLEX by securing four clutch free throw conversions.

➤ NLEX led in the rebounds department with 57 caroms total compared to Alaska’s 52, they also moved the ball better with 31 assists against the Aces’ 27.

➤ Reinforcement Mike Harris whipped-up his own double-double for the losing Aces as he dropped 35 points and 26 rebounds, while muscle-man Vic Manuel chipped-in 22 markers and 5 caroms.

➤ NLEX is now 5-5 in the Governors’ Cup and is one victory away from entering the quarterfinals, while the Aces dropped to second place with a 7-3 win-loss record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 19-20, 53-43, 77-77, 99-99, 116-110.

NLEX: 116

Fuller 42, Quinahan 15, Ighalo 8, Galanza 8, Baguio 7, Tallo 7, Tiongson 3, Fonacier 2, Soyud 2, Taulava 0.

ALASKA: 110

Harris 35, Manuel 22, Casio 16, Enciso 10, Banchero 9, Racal 6, Teng 6, Baclao 4, Thoss 2, Pascual 0, Exciminiano 0.

Posted on October 27, 2018 - Ynares Center - Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

NLEX outlasts Columbian Dyip, 116-104

August 29, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: The NLEX Road Warriors outlasted Columbian Dyip, 116-104 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Returning import Aaron Fuller did not disappoint as he starred for NLEX with his 35 points, 21 rebounds and 7 dishes, while veteran gunner Larry Fonacier added 17 goals and 4 assists.

Notes:

➤ Reinforcement Akeem Wright backstopped the defeated Dyip with his 37 buckets, 17 caroms and 5 dimes, while Jerramy King contributed 22 markers and 7 boards for the Columbian.

Fuller came in as NLEX replacement for prolific import Olu Ashaolu who had been playing injured for the past three games.

➤ The Road Warriors missed the services of coach Yeng Guiao, as the latter is presently mentoring the ROS Pilipinas national squad in the Jakarta Asian Games.

➤ NLEX is now 3-1 in the Governors’ Cup, while Columbian has yet to win a game this conference.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 33-34, 64-62, 91-87, 116-104.

nlex: 116

Fuller 35, Fonacier 17, Ighalo 15, Quinahan 10, Galanza 10, Mallari 7, Tallo 7, Marcelo 6, Paniamogan 3, Miranda 3, Tiongson 3.

columbian: 104

Wright 37, King 22, Khobuntin 10, Gabriel 9, McCarthy 9, Lastimosa 7, Cahilig 6, Escoto 4, Cabrera 0, Celda 0, Ababou 0, Camson 0, Tubid 0.

Posted on August 30, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team