SUPER 8: Revenge on Elephants should be a nice finish for NLEX
Paul Lintag on Jul 22, 2018 11:30 AM
After taking a beating from KBL's Etland Elephants earlier this week during the preliminary play of the Super 8 tournament, Guiao and his NLEX Road Warriors are out for revenge. (ASIA LEAGUE Photo)
MACAU --- Coach Yeng is the type who never forgets.
After taking a beating from KBL's Etland Elephants earlier this week during the preliminary play of the Super 8 tournament, Guiao and his NLEX Road Warriors are out for revenge.
To wrap up Super 8 at the East Asian Games Dome here Sunday, the Road Warriors will have their rematch against the Elephants and this time, it's for third place and a podium finish in the Macau invitational.
"Talo kasi kami run nung first game eh, and we feel na you learn something everytime you play the Korean teams," Guiao said.
"Siguro hindi lang yung may matutunan ka, mas masarap yung mas masarap yung may natutunan ka tapos tinalo mo pa sila. We'll try to win 3rd place and get a podium finish. At least that's going to be good enough for us," he added.
When the Elephants beat NLEX earlier this week, Guiao lamented that the Road Warriors pretty much got overwhelmed by the Korean's fluid style of play.
But for round 2, coach Yeng hopes his boys have adjusted well enough to win.
"The more you play them the more you get used to that kind of style, the better you react," he said.
"Noong una kas pag kalaban mo sila, yung reaction time mo is split-second delayed. If you give them that extra, they make they're shots. We're hoping to react better defensively," Guiao added.
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