Start of a turnaround for NLEX?

Paul Lintag on Apr 01, 2017 08:40 PM
Start of a turnaround for NLEX?
Despite absorbing their fourth straight defeat, the Road Warriors fought back from 21 down to give a mighty challenge to the Star Hotshots.

NLEX remains winless in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup, however, the Road Warriors finally played a game that is sorta up to the standards of head coach Yeng Guiao.

Despite absorbing their fourth straight defeat, the Road Warriors fought back from 21 down to give a mighty challenge to the Star Hotshots.

Only an incredible game-winner by Jio Jalalon managed to keep NLEX down in the mid-season conference.

Compared to their previous three outings, this latest performance by NLEX is good enough.

"It's still the best game we've ever played so far," Guiao said after a 103-105 loss to Star.

"I'm disappointed we lost, but you have to appreciate the effort the guys put into this game. At least we're seeing some improvement. We're seeing some heart and some fight in the players, which was not there before," the fiery coach added.

NLEX might be starting to turn thigs around from an effort standpoint, but the fact remains that the team is 0-4 and is in danger of missing the playoffs once again before the actual race even starts.

That's not good enough.

"I hope it's not too late," Guiao said. "We're just looking to give ourselves a chance at the playoffs."

"We can probably win a few games if we're able to stay all the way until the end game," he added.

 

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