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NLEX spoils Jamil Wilson’s 50-point effort as Road Warriors beat Converge

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AIN’T ENOUGH. Converge’s Jamil Wilson sizzles with 50 points but not enough to stop the NLEX Road Warriors from hacking out a 107-103 win over the FiberXers in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup game held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. PBA PHOTO

Jamil Wilson’s phenomenal 50-point effort for Converge FiberXers wasn’t enough to deter the determined NLEX Road Warriors, who clinched a hard-fought 107-103 victory at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
The win tied NLEX with the TNT Tropang Giga for the eighth spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations.
Wilson also grabbed 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks, showcasing his unwavering commitment even though his team had long been out of playoff contention with a 1-9 record.
However, the NLEX Road Warriors, fueled by the debutant import Deandre Williams-Baldwin, held their ground against Wilson’s explosive offensive onslaught.

SPOILER. The NLEX Road Warriors spoil Jamil Wilson’s explosive performance by dismantling Converge FiberXers, 107-103, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to tie with TNT Tropang Giga for the eighth spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations. PBA PHOTO

Williams-Baldwin contributed a well-rounded performance with 22 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists before fouling out with 55 seconds left in the game.

The Road Warriors’ locals played a pivotal role in the victory, with Robert Bolick stepping up with a double-double effort of 15 points and 11 assists. The rookie trio of Enoch Valdez, Richie Rodger, and Jhan McHale Nermal combined for 45 points, displaying the depth and talent of NLEX’s emerging talents.

Sean Anthony also made significant contributions with 14 points, four assists, and a steal as the Road Warriors secured their second consecutive win, leveling their record with the TNT Tropang Giga at 4-6. 

In the event of a tie at the end of the eliminations, the sister teams under the MVP Group umbrella, NLEX, and TNT, are set for a high-stakes knockout playoff, adding another layer of drama to the race for the playoffs.

Despite Converge FiberXers being out of the playoff race, Wilson and his teammates demonstrated admirable determination, giving their all, hoping to secure a final win before bidding farewell to the league. 

With Rain or Shine as their last assignment on Sunday,  January 14, Wilson remains focused on finishing the season on a positive note, regardless of their standing in the standings.

The boxscores:

NLEX 107 – Williams-Baldwin 22, Valdez 19, Bolick 15, Anthony 14, Rodger 14, Nermal 12, Miranda 6, Herndon 5, Salado 0, Fajardo 0, Semerad 0.

Converge 103 – Wilson 50, Arana 19, Fornilos 8, Melecio 5, Nieto 5, Stockton 4, Fleming 4, Wong 4, Winston 2, Maagdenberg 2, Ambohot 0, Delos Santos 0, Santos 0.

QUARTERS: 25-22, 51-43, 80-81, 107-103

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