Guiao says playing at PH Arena ‘convenient’ but won’t regard venue as NLEX homecourt

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — The Philippine Arena may be near to coach Yeng Guiao, but the NLEX coach doesn’t regard the world’s largest indoor arena as his team’s homecourt in any way.“We can say that NLEX is our homecourt. But the game isn’t played on the road but rather, inside the arena,” the Road Warriors mentor said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s easy to see Guiao liking the location of the venue with his house being located at Angeles, Pampanga. But for the fiery mentor, the good things for him end at the moment the expressway diverts to Ciudad de Victoria here in Bocaue, Bulacan.“It’s just convenient for us because the roads are good and the travel is fast,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThe magnitude of the place was one of the points of concern for Guiao coming to the Christmas Day game, knowing that the unfamiliarity of NLEX in the cavernous venue could come into play as they played here for the first time on Monday.“It’s so big. We haven’t practiced here so I told the players to come early for them to try to soak in the atmosphere and familiarize yourselves with the environment as much as possible. The feel is a huge thing because if you’re not comfortable with whatever it is, you may have a difficulty playing,” he said. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Luckily for Guiao, his players followed his instructions and played at their best, with the Road Warriors coming away with a 115-104 triumph over GlobalPort to go 2-0 in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Despite the win, Guiao knows that majority of the fans who came to the venue are still cheering for one team only.“Once you enter the court, the fans inside are still rooting for Ginebra,” he said with a chuckle.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Alyssa proud to see Kiefer thrive in PBA LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedlast_img

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