|JR Quinahan led four Road Warriors in double figures. PBA Images|
MANILA--NLEX showed how deep its lineup is even without its primary point guard after deposing Alaska, 84-74, in the first Thursday game of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.
Playing without Kiefer Ravena, who is in Japan clearing some papers ahead of his transfer to B.League side Shiga Lakestars, the Road Warriors got some balanced scoring that saw four players scoring in double figures even as they had a solid fourth quarter to pip the Aces.
JR Quinahan led NLEX, now at 3-2, with 18 points, four rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal off the bench.
Kevin Alas added 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block.
Maverick Ahanmisi tallied 17 markers, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal to lead Alaska, which fell to 2-4.
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