Phoenix Pulse has always found NLEX a tough nut to crack, notwithstanding the latter’s manpower problem.
Now come the Road Warriors at full strength and equally determined to set off their PBA Governors’ Cup campaign on a high note Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Phoenix actually holds a 3-2 edge over coach Yeng Guiao’s charges over the last five conferences but lost an 85-87 decision last July 12 despite NLEX playing minus Kiefer Ravena.
Now Ravena has served out his FIBA-imposed suspension and brings with him a stint in the last World Cup, factors that are not lost on Fuel Masters coach Louie Alas.
“It will be a tough one. Last conference natalo kami kahit wala si Ravena. It’ll be tougher now,” said Alas on the eve of the match.
“But we had a good game preparation,” added Alas.
|September 21, 2019||4:30 pm||PBA||2019 Governors' Cup|
|Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|Phoenix Super LPG||29||26||29||32||116|