NLEX rallies to stun Xinjiang, advances to Super 8 semis

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MACAU—NLEX came back from 17 down and stunned Xinjiang Guangui, 88-78, in the do-or-die game to end of the group stage of the Asia League Super 8 Thursday at Macau East Asian Games Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The Road Warriors finished the preliminaries with a 2-1 record, good for second place in Group A, and advanced to the semifinals at the expense of the 1-2 Flying Tigers.Thing looked bleak for NLEX in the second quarter when the Flying Tigers mounted a 45-28 lead after Wang Zirui’s layup near the end of the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The second half proved to be a Godsend for the Road Warriors as they quickly made up for the deficit with a 22-4 run to take a 55-53 lead off of Emman Monfort’s jumper with 3:17 left in the third.“The boys just played with a lot of heart and even if this is a side tournament, even if it’s a minor tournament, I felt like I have a newfound respect for the guys,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments “They played their hearts out and they put in the effort, and one thing that makes me happy we made our Filipino fans here in Macau happy. That’s the biggest takeaway of the game.”NLEX pushed the tempo further in the fourth building an 80-69 lead after Mac Tallo’s layup capped a 9-1 run with 3:40 left in the game.JR Quiñahan was the high-point man for the Road Warriors with 18 points while Kenneth Ighalo had 17 points.Tallo filled the box scores with 12 points, six rebounds, and eight assists.Sun Tonglin had 16 points to lead the Flying Tigers while Liu Yunan had 13 points and six rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Kazakh-Korean figure skater Denis Ten stabbed to death—reportlast_img