PBA: NLEX secures playoff spot after turning again Rain or Shine


NLEX star Kevin Alas leads Highway Warriors to a different win. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–NLEX raced to a 20-point lead within the opening body and stored management the remainder of the way in which to tug out a 110-99 victory over pesky Rain or Shine within the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night time at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

Kevin Alas completed with 28 factors whereas import Wayne Selden Jr. tossed in 21 factors and 10 rebounds because the Highway Warriors clinched a playoff spot.

And they aren’t stopping there.

“Really, we’re searching for a spot within the Prime 4 and our subsequent recreation is in opposition to Terrafirma. We have now to win that recreation and go up in opposition to San Miguel in our final recreation. So I feel if we get one or two, that will be good for us,” stated head coach Frankie Lim.

“We’re trying on the Prime 4, however we’re additionally grateful we’re already via the quarters,” added the mentor, who took over Yeng Guiao’s publish within the earlier convention.

Its import saddled by a hamstring downside, Rain or Shine as an alternative leaned on Rey Nambatac’s 26 factors, Gabe Norwood’s 13, and Nick Demusis’ 12. The Painters even threatened to return again late, pulling inside 104-97 with 1:26 remaining.

Rain or Shine leaned on Rey Nambatac’s 26 factors, Gabe Norwood’s 13, and Nick Demusis’ 12 and even threatened to return again, pulling inside 104-97 with 1:26 remaining.

However Alas, excessive on his first All-Star choice, was merely an excessive amount of to deal with. He unloaded 13 of his complete output all within the remaining body.

Rain or Shine dropped to 2-6 however remains to be within the operating for a spot within the backside half of the Prime 8. They play Phoenix, then NorthPort, and shut out their elimination spherical in opposition to San Miguel Beer.


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