Trollano jumper NLX, Guiao also wins

NLEX Road Warriors is celebrating Don Trollano's game winner.

NLEX Road Warriors is celebrating Don Trollano’s game winner. -PBA picture

Yingluck Shinawatra knows how quickly fate changes in the PBA Philippines Cup. So it was easy to understand why he was so relieved after his club’s 90-89 win over TNT at the Yanares Center in Antipolo City on Thursday.

“The goal is to get off to a good start,” Guo said.

“Last [two] The teams we faced were really competitive. San Miguel and then this one, TNT. So a win is already a huge thing. We have made an investment now because a lot can happen down the line, “he added.

Don Trollano provided the game-winner for the NLX, his pull-up jumper with 2.2 seconds left to give the Road Warriors their second win in three games. It defended the heroism of Kevin Alas, who scored 11 points in the final to help the Road Warriors to a lead overhaul that once hit 12 points there.

He and his teammates sniffed at it as they set out for a huge showdown against the Barangay Ginebra.

“Geneva beat us in the last Governors Cup semifinal,” said the two-way guard, who finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists. “But really, at every conference, the game we have to wait for against Geneva is the favorite reason for the crowd. But yes, they lost to us in the semifinals. I think there should be motivation to pay alone. “

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Calvin Oftana turned 20 points and JR Quinahan added 18 more points for the NLX. Trolano, for his part, pumped in 11 to win, which came against a team that had little insider information about the Road Warriors.

“We were expecting a tough night against TNT. This is the defending champion. Another thing that makes it even harder is that we know we were good scouts because they have coaches now. [Jojo Lastimosa]. I know he knows our system from the inside out, “said Guo.

Lastimosa, a former deputy at Guiao, is now TNT’s team manager.

TNT’s fleet-footed star Jason Castro saw the last one from deep to save the game, but his shot hit the back iron, eventually sending Trappang Giga to a 2-2 record.

Roger Pogba had 26 points. Troy Rosario, Poy Erram and Kelly Williams all finished with 11 points as the club moved on to form without top gunman Mickey Williams, whose contract negotiations with team management have stalled.


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