MANILA, Philippines–Facing Alaska in a crucial game, NLEX will have to make do without its head coach Yeng Guiao for the rest of the way after he got ejected in the second quarter.
The fiery Guiao was tossed after he picked up two quick technical fouls with a little over five minutes left in the second period.
Guiao’s ouster, however, appeared to have lit a fire under the Road Warriors, who closed the quarter on a 14-5 run to take a 50-36 lead at the half.
The Road Warriors are currently 11th in the standings and a victory over the Aces will definitely boost their bid for a quarterfinals slot.
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