NLEX holds off Alaska in OT thriller

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus Dondon Hontiveros had the ball after the mad scramble but his two attempts also missed the basket as the buzzer sounded.It was Carlo Lastimosa who gave the Red Warriors the final score line when he split his free throws 10.2 seconds earlier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliRoad Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao, who was the main man in the bench for Rain or Shine for five years before moving to NLEX, said thrillers like their season opener are vital for the development of his team.“It’s a good way to start the season, we need games like this to build the character for this team,” said Guiao. “We’re lucky they missed four shots and we’re lucky Calvin Abueva is not playing.” “Better to be lucky than good.”Abueva missed Alaska’s opening game due to tonsillitis.NLEX had a 98-94 lead late in the overtime period but Chris Banchero cut it to 98-97 with a triple.Sean Anthony led NLEX with 21 points and 14 rebounds while sophomore big man Bradwyn Guinto also had a double-double of 17 points and 10 boards.Rookie Carl Bryan Cruz had an impressive debut for the Aces with 20 points and 14 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise We are young MOST READcenter_img Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas PBA IMAGES.NLEX survived with a 99-97 nail-biting overtime win over Alaska to open its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Aces had several chances to tie the game anew down the stretch but RJ Jazul’s layup clanked off the basket while JP Mendoza’s tip-in suffered the same fate.ADVERTISEMENT Indonesia punches ticket to Suzuki Cup semis Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more