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    Aaron Fuller says near collapse proves NLEX still with a lot to improve despite strong start

    Jul 22, 2017
    Aaron Fuller nearly had a 20-20 game after finishing with 24 points and 19 rebounds. Dante Peralta

    AARON Fuller played down NLEX’s strong start in the PBA Governors’ Cup, saying his team still has plenty to work on to prove its worth.

    Behind their hulking import, the Road Warriors registered a second straight win with a 100-93 decision of Kia on Saturday.

    “We still got room to improve,” Fuller said. “We can improve in all areas, but I just try to go out there and get us extra possessions by getting rebounds and trying to be smart on that court.”

    Fuller, measured a shade below 6’5”, missed a 20-20 by just one rebound as he collected 24 points and 19 boards in 33 minutes to anchor the Road Warriors, who saw a 27-point lead cut to just five points in the endgame before holding on.

    [See NLEX holds off Kia to grab early Governors’ Cup lead and match last conference’s win total]

    “We did good the first half, but we kinda let up in the second half,” Fuller said. “We have to be more consistent throughout the whole game so we gotta learn from this, learn how to not turn the ball over so much and make our free throws."

    “We'll take the win but the second half wasn't pretty,” he added.

    The Road Warriors endured the most anxious moment when coach Yeng Guiao was ejected following two straight technical fouls.

    “We just gotta finish the game,” Fuller said. “We have faith in our coaching staff, they're gonna pick it up and give us the game plan still. Coach wasn't there but we still gotta play and finish the game.”

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    Aaron Fuller nearly had a 20-20 game after finishing with 24 points and 19 rebounds. Dante Peralta
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