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Stepheson shrugs off dust-up with NLEX: ‘It’s nothing personal’

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Alex Stepheson heard how physical the game is in the PBA so when Meralco faced off against NLEX on Sunday, he was prepared for a bruising night. “It’s physical. I mean, I like it though,” he said. And the burly Stepheson got what he wanted. He inadvertently elbowed Bradwyn Guinto on a rebound play in […]

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Guiao on NLEX’s 0-2 start: ‘Maybe we need drastic measures’

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It wasn’t the way coach Yeng Guiao wanted to celebrate his 58th birthday. After a promising first showing two days ago, the Road Warriors took a step back on Sunday, falling to Meralco, 91-84, on Sunday with them failing to keep up with the Bolts in the fourth quarter. “Nobody stepped up for us today. […]

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Bolts use big 4th quarter to beat Road Warriors

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Meralco unleashed a killer fourth quarter to beat NLEX, 91-84, Sunday to nab its second victory in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts used a 19-4 tear to break the game open in the fourth, turning a slim 69-67 lead to a commanding 88-71 advantage with 5:25 left as the […]

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Guiao on last place NLEX: We’ll start over again if needed

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NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao said major changes have to be made after his team ended the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup with the worst record. The Road Warriors finished their first conference under Guiao with a dismal 2-9 slate. “I don’t think you can be last place in the conference and not make any radical […]

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Ginebra clinches playoff spot, rallies past NLEX

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Barangay Ginebra shook off a sluggish start and overcame an early 17-point second-quarter deficit in trumping NLEX, 90-80, to claim the seventh quarterfinals slot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome Sunday night. A few hours after Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle formed a devastating two-man wrecking crew for GlobalPort, LA Tenorio and Joe […]

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NLEX scores crucial win over TNT

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ANGELES CITY—The NLEX Road Warriors hit their stride on the road and stopped their bleeding with a 110-98 reversal of the TNT KaTropa Texters in the PBA Philippine Cup Petron Blaze Saturday Special at Angeles University Foundation gym here. The Road Warriors picked up a good rhythm late in the first half, then engaged the Texters in […]

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NLEX’s Enrico Villanueva likely to miss rest of PH Cup due to MCL tear

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Enrico Villanueva has been ruled out of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup after the veteran big man suffered an MCL tear on his left knee. NLEX team manager Ronald Dulatre bared the development, which was confirmed by coach Yeng Guiao. “He may be out for two months. Most likely, he’ll be returning in the second […]

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Rookie Daquioag ‘played like a veteran’ in Meralco win over NLEX, says Black

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This time, it was the other rookie who lit a fire for Meralco. Ed Daquioag provided the spark for the Bolts as they pulled off a 106-93 win over NLEX on Saturday. The former Santo Tomas stud went to work late, firing 10 of his 23 points in the fourth period, along with four rebounds […]

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Newsome, Daquioag spark Meralco win over NLEX

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Meralco stepped on the gas pedal late, turning back NLEX, 106-93 to notch its first win in Petron Saturday Special of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Chris Newsome and rookie Ed Daquioag paired up in the fourth quarter as the Bolts went on a decisive 16-3 tear to turn a close […]

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‘Stagnant’ offense, sloppy play led to Aces loss vs Road Warriors

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Alaska head coach Alex Compton stressed it was not his team’s four missed chances late in overtime that lost them the match, 99-97, against NLEX Friday in their season opener, but the lack of ball movement his players had that held them back. On top of that, the Aces turned the ball over 28 times allowing NLEX […]

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Aces rookie Carl Cruz impresses in PBA debut

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Carl Bryan Cruz may have the least notoriety of the Gilas players selected in the PBA Special Draft but it only took his debut for Alaska to turn heads. In a disappointing loss to 99-97 loss to NLEX at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cruz went off for 20 points, 14 rebounds, and two steals, and he […]

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PBA Season 42 Preview: NLEX Road Warriors

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Enough of being the third banana. With coach Yeng Guiao in tow, NLEX hopes to finally take that huge step and be among the contenders this upcoming season. The coaching change is the biggest offseason move for the Road Warriors, who have yet to make waves in their three years in the PBA. This season […]

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Taulava ‘honored’ to be part of Mythical Team at 43

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Asi Taulava showed he is still going strong at 43 as he continued to reap awards with another Mythical Second Team citation on Friday at the 2016 Leo Awards. Taulava became the oldest player to be selected as part of the Mythical Team. He was previously named to four Mythical First Teams, including last season. The NLEX […]

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San Miguel advances to Govs’ Cup semis at expense of NLEX

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Defending champions San Miguel Beermen inched closer to another PBA Governors’ Cup title, running away with a 114-110 victory over NLEX in the quarterfinals stages Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The second-seeded Beermen, who finished the eliminations with an 8-3 record, had a twice-to-beat advantage over the Road Warriors will face the winner between Barangay […]

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Walker, NLEX miss Lanete’s presence in loss

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Uncertainty surrounded NLEX hours before it tipped off against Alaska, with the Road Warriors’ playoff positioning still in shambles and one of its point guards getting sidelined due to fever. Garvo Lanete, who shares the one position with Kevin Alas, Emman Monfort, and Jonas Villanueva, was not in the Road Warriors’ 100-85 loss to the […]

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NLEX extends win streak to 4 at expense of Alaska in PBA Women’s 3×3

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NLEX went on cruise control and easily dispatched Alaska, 15-5, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena to remain atop the standings of the PBA Women’s 3×3 Group A. It’s now a four-game win streak for the Road Warriors after they dropped their opener while the Aces slipped to 3-2. In the second game, Star shocked […]

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Lanete repays Walker’s trust with dagger 3s

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NLEX import Henry Walker wanted Garvo Lanete to hit one big shot, the rookie guard gave him more than what he asked for. Lanete nailed back-to-back triples in the last two minutes, both off assists from Walker, that helped the Road Warriors complete their big comeback in a 111-99 win over the Rain or Shine […]

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Road Warriors rally past Painters

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Rain or Shine came with a working defensive game plan for prolific NLEX import Henry Walker Sunday. What the Elasto Painters did not see coming were the other Road Warriors, who played big roles in the latter’s come-from-behind 111-99 surprise that fanned their quarterfinals hopes in the PBA Governors Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. […]

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Phoenix escapes NLEX in OT

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Phoenix overcame NLEX, 95-91, to move up to seventh place in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.          Eugene Phelps worked on a huge double-double with 29 points and 26 rebounds while Cyrus Baguio and Mark Borboran had their crucial exploits in the clutch as the Fuel Masters notched a third win against […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: John Basil Tiballa

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Name: John Basil Tiballa Age: 17 Hails from: Caloocan Favorite team: NLEX Road Warriors Favorite player: Asi Taulava How long have you been a fan: More than five years. Air21 days pa. Why are you a fan of NLEX: Dahil po kay Asi, nakaka-inspire siya maglaro

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Asi extends playing career, signs 2-year deal to stay with NLEX

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Proving that age is just a number, Asi Taulava struck a fresh two-year deal on Monday to stay with the NLEX Road Warriors. The 43-year-old Taulava broke the news through his social media account, posting a photo of himself signing the contract with team manager Ronald Dulatre on his Instagram. “Thank you Heavenly Father! Just […]

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NLEX survives struggling Star, snaps three-game skid

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NLEX took the high road and left Star behind its tracks in an 88-85 thriller in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. NLEX stopped its bleeding in this wet, cold evening, topping Star and new import Joel Wright, 88-85, in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Henry Walker checked […]

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Blakely back with his Star ‘brothers’ for another run

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Marqus Blakely is no stranger to the PBA, having played in the league for five several occasions.  He’s also a loyal camper with the Star Hotshots the only team he’s played with in the PBA.  And even though the Purefoods franchise had undergone several name changes  from B-Meg Llamados to San Mig Coffee Mixers to […]

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NLEX import Walker: I expect to win

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Bill Walker is in the PBA for only one goal. “I expect to win,” said Walker, who returns to action in the PBA Governors’ Cup as NLEX’s import. “I didn’t fly over the ocean for nothing, I expect to win, and the guys expect to win.” Walker’s first stint in the PBA was in the […]

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Blakely, Hotshots turn back Road Warriors in tune-up

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With both teams trying to establish momentum for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup, it was Star that halted the advance of NLEX, 81-75, in a tune-up game last Saturday at Ronac Basketball Court. Hotshots’ top scorer Marqus Blakely banked 18 points, while wingman Allein Maliksi added 13 to the board. “We gotta be disciplined on […]

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Minor injuries pester NLEX as Governors’ Cup looms

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The PBA Governors’ Cup is just days away but NLEX is still dealing with few bumps and cracks. Just days away from the Road Warriors’ opening game on July 16, head coach Boyet Fernandez admitted the team’s still not in tiptop shape. Veteran big man Asi Taulava is still recovering from his knee surgery while […]

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TNT taps Mario Little as import; Madanly looks ‘stronger’

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Michael Madanly, the scoring champ in the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship from Syria, is bringing his act to Tropang TNT from NLEX in the coming PBA Governors Cup. “Mukhang mas lumakas,” said TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio of Madanly whom they acquired as Asian reinforcement after the NLEX Road Warriors opted to sign up Lebanese […]

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Bill Walker to bring ‘intensity’ to NLEX

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NLEX head coach Boyet Fernandez is not only getting a seasoned NBA veteran in Bill Walker for the 2016 Governors’ Cup, he’ll also get that intensity he wants from his team for the upcoming conference. Walker left a lasting impression on Fernandez’ after versatile forward traded words with equally intense coach Yeng Guiao of Rain […]

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NLEX books PBA Women’s 3×3 Finals berth

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NLEX repulsed TNT, 11-8 to advance to the PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament Finals Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Sharing the wealth all over, the Road Warriors humbled the Tropa to best their semifinals finish last conference. Analyn Almazan towered the opposition and finished with five points, while Katherine Sandel added four markers. Fria Bernardo’s two […]

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New champ to be crowned in PBA Women’s 3×3

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New queens are about to take the spotlight as the semifinals of the PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament rolls on Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ginebra wants to erase its runner-up finish last year and barge to the Finals anew. Bannering almost an intact lineup, the group of Angeli Gloriani, Maria Micaela Bautista, Mary Joy Galicia, […]

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Hugnatan steps up for semis-bound Bolts

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With the opposing defense trying its earnest to limit Arinze Onuaku’s production every game, Meralco has to draw huge contributions from its locals. And on Monday, it was Reynel Hugnatan who gave the Bolts the huge lift. The 37-year-old forward teamed up with rookie Chris Newsome in the fourth quarter as they pounced on NLEX […]

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Bolts battle back, eliminate Road Warriors

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Repeating its feat last season, Meralco eliminated NLEX anew, 104-97, to advance to the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts made sure not to waste their twice-to-beat advantage, fending off the three-point barrage by Garvo Lanete and Simon Enciso to battle back from an 84-75 deficit early in the […]

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Returning Dozier gets needed test in Alaska win over Thornton, NLEX

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Rob Dozier just wanted to feel what it’s like to be back on my he floor, see how he would do after he had missed Alaska’s first 10 games in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup. He got more than what he asked for as his return had him matched up against one of the best imports […]

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Rob Dozier returns as Aces beat Road Warriors

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Alaska stayed alive for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals after escaping NLEX, 104-98, in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Calvin Abueva had 23 points and eight rebounds while Rob Dozier posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in his debut after missing the first 10 games due […]

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Alaska, NLEX in key clash

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Where Alaska and NLEX start off in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs would only be known Friday at the end of the elimination round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Scenarios remain a-plenty and the Tropang TNT-San Miguel Beer game later in the evening will help decide the placings. But for sure the combatants need that […]

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Thornton has 69 points and dunk that didn’t count

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Al Thornton had 69 points, the most in the PBA in over two decades. He hit one tough shot after another, making 26 out of 47 from the field. But of all the baskets he made, the most important of all didn’t count. Tied at 118 with only 1.1 seconds left in the second overtime, […]

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Beermen survive Road Warriors in 3OT

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San Miguel Beer import Tyler Wilkerson may not have scored as much as NLEX counterpart Al Thornton, but he found other ways to win. That showed when Wilkerson made some crucial plays in the third overtime to power the Beermen to a 131-127 thriller over the Road Warriors Tuesday in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta […]

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Anthony, NLEX extend GlobalPort’s misery

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NLEX withstood GlobalPort’s comeback to win, 110-105, in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Al Thornton had 33 points, 19 rebounds and six assists while Sean Anthony collected 21 points, six rebounds and three steals off the bench for the Road Warriors, who joined three other teams in a tie […]

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2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Preview: NLEX Road Warriors vs GlobalPort Batang Pier

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– While most people are probably out on gimmicks on this fine Friday night, the Road Warriors and and Batang Pier will collide in a fight that will have serious implications in the quarterfinal race. At 4-4, NLX is mired in the middle, but a win here puts then within reach of the top 4 […]

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NLEX bracing for healthy GlobalPort side

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The NLEX Road Warriors don’t want to be caught flat-footed and thus, they assume they’re playing the GlobalPort Batang Pier with a complete, tough cast.         Coach Boyet Fernandez and his troops brace for war versus the GlobalPort side that include Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle and import Shawn Taggart.           “With a complete lineup, GlobalPort is […]

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
Meralco VS Phoenix 07:00 PM
NLEX VS Blackwater 04:15 PM
MAY 03 WEDNESDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
GlobalPort VS Phoenix 04:15 PM
MAY 05 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Rain or Shine VS Star Hotshots 05:00 PM
MAY 06 SATURDAY BATANGAS CITY COLISEUM