How far down the road will NLEX go?

first_imgThree straight wins by any team should be enough cause to feel buoyant and hopeful.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ Keep in mind that in Guiao’s previous productive stint with Rain or Shine, he got frontliners Beau Belga, Jewel Ponferada and Raymond Almazan to shoot long distance whenever they were open.The guard rotation also has the speed and hustle that Guiao wants for transition offense.Kevin Alas has been playing heads up of late, capping a PBA Player of the Week accolade with a 24-point performance against the Elasto Painters.It also helps that NLEX has a hardworking import in Aaron Fuller who is not afraid to mix it up with the bigger imports or opponents in the shaded area.The Road Warriors have made the league notice that they are no longer going to simply fold up like before. Their recent wins have given them the toughness and confidence to believe that they can go into the playoffs and give the brighter lights some headaches.You can’t play for Guiao if you aren’t of stern stuff and the Road Warriors know that down the road, they will need their coach’s demand for guts and smart basketball.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return The NLEX Road Warriors are in that joyful ride right now, their third win coming from a pulsating 122-114 double overtime triumph against Rain or Shine.NLEX’s previous wins came against Alaska and Kia Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Coach Yeng Guiao now has the necessary weapons to go deep into this conference though the real tests will be against the tougher teams like San Miguel, Ginebra and TNT Katropa. But unlike before, Guiao seems to have the men of steel he likes, those who are unafraid to take big shots, dive for loose balls and fight for precious rebounds.The acquisition of Larry Fonacier and JR Quiñahan has toughened the Road Warriors’ frontline that already had Asi Taulava and Rabeh Al-Hussaini.Fonacier and Quiñahan are bigs that can shoot from the outside, a critical element in the Guiao system. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Read Next Malaysian marvels Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View commentslast_img read more