PBA: Kiefer’s presence felt in NLEX’s perfect start
Paul Lintag on Sep 27, 2019 07:48 PM
In NLEX's win over Meralco, Ravena finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, including the pass that led to the dagger layup for Jericho Cruz in the final minute. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Kiefer Ravena’s return to the PBA is having an immediate effect for NLEX.
The Road Warriors are 2-0 with their Phenom back, and Kiefer has been a major key to this strong start by NLEX.
In NLEX's win over Meralco, Ravena finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, including the pass that led to the dagger layup for Jericho Cruz in the final minute.
“May mga pyesa kami ngayon. Nung huli wala kaming pyesa. We had a lot of games we lost in the endgame because we really did not have solid point guards. We were not able to finish strong in the endgame,” head coach Yeng Guiao said.
“We had a lot of close games but we lost the fourth quarter. But Kiefer is making a big difference,” he added.
Despite the big compliment from his coach, Ravena says he’s just focused on his role.
Also, Kiefer is keeps his focus on winning with NLEX after 18 months of being away due to his suspension.
“With coach Yeng, if he says that to anybody, makaka-taas talaga ng confidence. For us, we just steer the ship the right way. I’ll just do my job of facilitating,” Kiefer said.
“Hopefully tuluy-tuloy lang. Ako naman as long as nananalo kami. In every theam that coach Yeng has coached, anybody can shine,” Ravena added.
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