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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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Rookie Art dela Cruz proving worth with Elite

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He may be a rookie, but plugging all the holes has always been Art dela Cruz’ forte. Just like in his senior year with San Beda, the energetic forward has gotten himself used to doing all the dirty work for Blackwater in his rookie season in the PBA. Averaging 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, […]

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NLEX hopes to get some consistency going after win over Blackwater

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Inconsistency has always been NLEX’s biggest problem this 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup. And with eight games done, Asi Taulava is relieved that the Road Warriors are at an even footing with a 4-4 record. “We’ve been so inconsistent throughout this whole conference,” he said following NLEX’s 88-75 win over Blackwater. “We need to follow […]

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NLEX levels record, pounds Blackwater

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Al Thornton picked the right time to shine the most and powered NLEX to an 88-75 victory over Blackwater on Easter Sunday in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Thornton scored five of his 22 points and also had an assist in a big 11-1 surge, helping pluck the Road Warriors from a […]

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Fernandez rues NLEX’s bad start in loss to TNT

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Even head coach Boyet Fernandez admitted he was surprised with NLEX’s slow start against TNT on Sunday. “I’m surprised kasi what we did yesterday (Saturday) was just walkthrough and viewing. I want to conserve the legs of my players because we’re in a back-to-back,” he said. Sluggish on the defensive end and paltry on the […]

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NLEX improves to 2-1, keeps Star winless

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BINAN, Laguna – The NLEX Road Warriors closed out with two baskets on crucial offensive rebounds in the dying seconds as they topped the Star Hotshots, 106-99, in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Alonte Sports Arena here. Al Thornton and Kevin Alas delivered those key plays to seal their second win in three […]

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Garcia, Phoenix shoot past NLEX

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RR GARCIA is back and brought him the spirit his team sorely missed. Garcia showed no ill effects from the shoulder injury that sidelined him late in the last conference, scattering a career-high 33 points in powering Phoenix to a rousing 118-106 debut win against NLEX Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart […]

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NLEX downs Alaska for first PBA Women’s 3×3 bronze

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NLEX took home the first ever bronze medal of the Dickies-PBA Women’s 3-on-3 as it edged out Alaska 11-7 in their third place match Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. With a minute left, the depleted Road Warriors held on to an 11-5 lead with only three of its players were present in the game. NLEX […]

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TNT rookie Rosario shines bright in 1st PBA playoff game

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He may be a rookie but second overall pick Troy Rosario is ready to shine under the bright lights of the playoffs.

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TNT escapes NLEX, faces Rain or Shine in KO quarters

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TNT escaped NLEX, 90-88, to advance in the next phase of the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Troy Rosario scored a team-high 20 points, 11 coming in the fourth quarter, that went with six rebounds while Danny Seigle gave the Tropang Texters a lift with 17 […]

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Confident NLEX likes its playoff matchup vs TNT

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Sister teams TNT and NLEX figure in their first-ever playoff matchup, disputing a spot in the second stage of the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.

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Tautuaa raring to bounce back vs Taulava, NLEX

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Asi Taulava may have a lot of joy in calling Moala Tautuaa “Pebbles,” but the younger Fil-Tongan won’t have any of it.

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Player of the Week: Sean Anthony coming through for NLEX

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Hard-banging forward Sean Anthony bagged his second Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award this season after coming out with a career performance against powerhouse Rain or Shine over the weekend at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Cardona makes up for lost time after being benched for 2 games

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When Mac Cardona entered the game on Saturday against Rain or Shine, it wasn’t only his coach Boyet Fernandez that was sending him in, it was also the suggestion of hulking veteran center Asi Taulava who sees the 35-year-old swingman as a difference maker for the NLEX.

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Guiao says ROS loss to NLEX a ‘big disappointment’

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It took only one game and everything fell for Rain or Shine.

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Ginebra’s never-say-die attitude is drawn from the fans, says Cone

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For the first time in his nearly three decades of coaching, Tim Cone found himself on the winning side of Ginebra’s never-say-die mantra.

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PBA Fan of the day: Jeriel Orantes

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Name: Jeriel Orantes Age: 12 Favorite PBA team: NLEX Road Warriors How long have you been supporting the team: Just recently Favorite PBA players: Asi Taulava, Garvo Lanete Why are you a fan of NLEX: I’ve always supported Asi Taulava.

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Thompson leads Ginebra rally past NLEX

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Barangay Ginebra rallied from 22 points down to stun NLEX, 91-90, in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Globalport holds off NLEX for second straight win

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Globalport laid out the road spikes on NLEX as it stood its ground in the fourth quarter for a 96-90 win in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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GlobalPort, NLEX clash for solo fourth

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GlobalPort and NLEX share a common goal, which may be modest compared to what some other teams are shooting for, but tantalizing just the same.

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No excuses for Taulava after hard fall, loss vs Aces

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Asi Taulava

Asi Taulava saw Eric Menk giving everything he could despite having a broken nose. Menk, the Alaska veteran, banged up and all, still came away with nine points and six rebounds.

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David rues Meralco’s poor endgame decisions in loss to NLEX

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Meralco was only nine seconds away from a second victory, but the Bolts couldn’t hang on to it as they suffered a heartbreaking loss to NLEX on Tuesday.

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Alas comes through for NLEX despite hurting ankle

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Slowly but surely, Kevin Alas is getting accustomed to his role as one of the key point guards for NLEX.

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NLEX escapes Meralco, gains solo fourth

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Asi Taulava had a 20-20 game and NLEX escaped Meralco, 93-91, to move into solo fourth place in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Taulava, still going strong at 42, collected 22 points and 21 rebounds to help the Road Warriors notch their fourth win in six games. “We’re […]

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2015-16 PH Cup Preview: Meralco Bolts vs NLEX Road Warriors

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Both NLEX and Meralco are coming off huge breakthrough wins to prop up their chances of contending for a quarterfinal slot. The best way to do that, of course, is continue their breakthrough run beginning with a victory here.

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NLEX not taking ‘dangerous’ Meralco lightly

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How to follow up a big win and gain the perks that go with it are gnawing at NLEX and Meralco as they gear up for their collision Tuesday in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Player of the Week: Sean Anthony a perfect fit for NLEX

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NLEX forward Sean Anthony’s herculean effort against powerhouse Talk ‘N Text on Friday earned him his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.

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Hotshots step up for injured Reavis

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With a key contributor in Rafi Reavis down due to a finger injury, the rest of the Star Hotshots have stepped up in his absence.

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Hotshots blow lead, nip Road Warriors

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Star squandered a big lead before holding on to edge NLEX, 97-95, in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Philsports Arena in Pasig.

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