So NLEX sucked.
I mean… their first nine games were duds.
They should thank their lucky stars they won their last two games though… and with the entries of Alex Mallari, Larry Fonacier and JR Quinahan the Road Warriors are turning into the team Yeng Guiao would love sans the palpitations.
Wayne Chism brought his awesomeness two-fold and part of me felt sad for the guy. I mean, back when he was still with Rain or Shine, Chism never had the problem of carrying a team by his lonesome. There was this one game that I really felt for him. Against GlobalPort, the Road Warriors were on the verge of notching their first win but the lack of options caused them to fall anew. For two straight conferences, Asi Taulava has yet to produce his beast-like numbers and I believe NLEX is a conference away from losing The Rock’s trade stock. Kevin Alas has yet to fully evolve from what is expected from him and it felt as if he relied too much on their support cast. Well, at least Rabeh Al-Hussaini had a double-digit conference.
Guiao made Rabeh a star once… and he’s probably going to make him one again. It’s also good to note that the team is bound to turn things around especially with the entries of Mallari, Quinahan, and Fonacier.
And here’s how their 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup turned out.
|NLEX ROAD WARRIORS|
|CHISM, WAYNE (IMPORT)||11||23.55||14.45||2.55||0.73||1.55|
|MALLARI, ALEX (MAH/NLX)||10||12.40||6.10||3.40||0.70||0.10|
|QUINAHAN, JR (GLO/NLX)||11||10.55||4.64||1.82||0.27||0.64|
|FONACIER, LARRY (TNT)||8||7.00||2.63||1.38||0.13||0.38|
|GUINTO, BRADWYN (NLX/GLO)||11||4.82||4.00||0.73||0.18||0.36|