NLEX beat TNT, 95-90, on Saturday at the Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the first tune-up game of both teams in preparation for the 44th season of the PBA.
Poy Erram had 15 points in his first tune-up game for NLEX since being traded to the Road Warriors from Blackwater. JR Quinahan added 14 points for the Road Warriors.
Kris Porter, a second-round draftee of the Road Warriors, also gave a good account of himself by scoring 10 points.
RR Pogoy had 15 points, Jayson Castro added 12, and Troy Rosario finished with 11 points as TNT suffered a loss in its first tune-up game since trading Terrence Romeo, who was shipped to San Miguel to end his short-lived stint with the KaTropa.
Rosario, however, was left with a bloody cut in the nose with only a few seconds remaining match after receiving an inadvertent elbow from Quinahan. Rosario had to be treated as blood oozed out of the cut.
David Semerad, who was part of the Romeo trade, played in the tune-up match but went scoreless while Brian Heruela didn’t play but was excused by the team after attending the wedding of his brother.