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Mighty Sports-Philippines begins Merlion Cup with win over Seoul Thunders

Sep 21, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Mighty Sports Philippines rallies from a double digit deficit early to secure the win

ROAD TRIP. Al Thornton backs down Alaska Aces forward Calvin Abueva

Philippines-Mighty Sports nears Jones Cup sweep after win over Egypt

Jul 30, 2016 - 6:51 PM

Philippines Mighty Sports is already assured of the crown after going 7 0

Jones Cup: Philippines-Mighty Sports out-powers Iran to remain undefeated

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Mighty Sports improves to 6 0 with two games remaining on its schedule

San Miguel bucks Thornton's 69-point game, beats NLEX in triple OT

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:34 PM

San Miguel improves to a 6 3 slate as NLEX drops to 5 5 after back to back wins

TRIPLE OT. The San Miguel Beermen emerge victorious in triple overtime against the NLEX Road Warriors with import Tyler Wilkerson coming up with 58 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NLEX wards off Blackwater on Easter

Mar 27, 2016 - 5:07 PM

NLEX goes up 4 4 while Blackwater drops to 3 6 in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

EASTER SUNDAY WIN. Asi Taulava and the NLEX Road Warriors pick up a victory over Blackwater Elite on Easter. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX negotiating for Al Thornton's return in PBA Comms Cup

Dec 27, 2015 - 12:19 PM

NLEX is working to finalize contract details to get import Al Thornton back for another run in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

UNDER NEGOTIATIONS. NLEX is looking forward to having last season's import Al Thornton (left) back for the mid-season 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. The team is currently under negotiations with Thornton. File Photo from PBA Images

Mercado revels in guarding imports like NLEX’s Thornton

Mar 24, 2015 - 8:52 PM

I actually take pride in my one on one defense I take pride in guarding perimeter imports says Sol Mercado

Barako's Sol Mercado (3), seen here getting past the defense of NLEX's Jonas Villanueva (11), says he likes the challenge of guarding perimeter imports. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Lanete takes over late, Barako Bull stops NLEX’s winning run

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Veteran guard Chico Lanete hits back to back triples late in the game to help Barako turn the tables on NLEX

Barako's Chico Lanete (C) tries to fire a pass against the hounding defense of NLEX's Rudy Lingganay (L) and KG Canaleta (R). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NLEX fights past Ramos’ explosion, wins 5th straight

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Al Thornton and Jonas Villanueva combine for 53 points to help the NLEX Road Warriors notch their 5th straight victory

NLEX's Jonas Villanueva gets away from the defense for a layup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX wins franchise-first 4th straight at Globalport's expense

Mar 15, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Niño Canaleta led all scorers with 29 points built on 6 triples 5 of which came in the second half as NLEX wins four straight games for the first time ever

Nino Canaleta buries one of his 6 three-pointers en route to an NLEX win. Photo by Josh Albelda

Thornton ‘comfortable’ with role as go-to guy for NLEX

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Thornton admitted he is comfortable with putting the team on his shoulders and taking the big shots when needed

RELIABLE. NLEX import and NBA veteran Al Thornton has no problem being relied upon to win the game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX outruns Ginebra behind Thornton’s career-high

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:08 PM

NLEX import Al Thornton shows why he s an NBA veteran dropping a career high 50 points against Barangay Ginebra

BIG 50. NLEX import and NBA veteran Al Thornton delivers his best PBA performance against the most popular ball club in the Philippines. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX rallies late to stun misfiring Beermen

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Import Al Thornton tallies a superb 30 points and 12 rebounds helping the Road Warriors comeback from a 21 point deficit

COMEBACK WARRIOR. Al Thornton (L) attacks June Mar Fajardo's (R) defense as he keys a fourth quarter comeback for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Castro's buzzer beater lifts Talk 'N Text past NLEX

Feb 20, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Jayson Castro buries a jumper as time expires to lift the Tropang Texters over NLEX

BLURRED LINES. Jayson Castro's last second jump shot gives Talk 'N Text its fifth win of the conference. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Thornton scores 39, NLEX annihilates Blackwater

Feb 17, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Blackwater fell to 1 4 in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup while the Road Warriors obtained their first win of the conference in 4 games

MONSTER GAME. Import Al Thornton bounced back from a lackluster game and led all Road Warriors to a 27-point rout of Blackwater. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NLEX sticking with Al Thornton despite 0-2 start

Feb 08, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The NBA veteran is averaging 33 5 PPG and 12 5 RPG but his strong individual numbers have yet to translate to wins for the Road Warriors

ROAD TRIP. Al Thornton backs down Alaska Aces forward Calvin Abueva

Short-handed Alaska nips NLEX to return to winning ways

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The Aces accurately predict NLEX s last play preventing import Al Thornton from getting to the basket to hold on for a one point victory

Alaska's DJ Covington challenges the defense of NLEX big men Al Thornton and Asi Taulava.

Rain or Shine topples taller NLEX for first win

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The Elasto Painters negate the Road Warriors height with steady shooting from the perimeter

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Rain or Shine guard Paul Lee attacks the defense of NLEX center Asi Taulava. Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meet the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup imports

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:05 PM

The list of this conference s imports includes a former PBA Best Import awardee an NBA All Rookie team member an ABL MVP and a player who towers over all at 7 foot 3

PJ Ramos will be hard to get a shot off over at 7-foot-3. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

NLEX import Al Thornton working himself into game shape

Jan 12, 2015 - 4:03 AM

Former LA Clipper Al Thornton will use the break between conferences and a Dubai tournament to get back into playing shape for the Commissioner s Cup

ABOVE THE RIM. Al Thornton, seen in a 2009 game as part of the Los Angeles Clippers, will reinforce an NLEX squad that struggled to a 3-9 record in the Philippine Cup. Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Why NLEX hired Thornton vs a taller import

Jan 02, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Al Thornton is a good fit with the post oriented play of starting center Asi Taulava says NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez

Al Thornton (R) is expected to complement NLEX starting big man Asi Taulava. File photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Thornton signs with NLEX, team to join Dubai tournament

Dec 30, 2014 - 3:06 PM

NLEX head coach Boyet Fernandez says Al Thornton s ability to play inside and outside fits well with the Road Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers forward Al Thornton (R) gets by the defending Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (L). File photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Ex-NBA player Al Thornton still weighing playing options

Dec 25, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Al Thornton has yet to commit to a PBA team but three franchises are interested in his services

Los Angeles Clippers forward Al Thornton (R) gets by the defending Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (L). File photo by CJ Gunther/EPA