Asia League Super 8: Road Warriors relegated to third place game after Semis loss

Press release from Asia League

NLEX Road Warriors 63 – Guangzhou Long-Lions 75

The second semi-final was held between Guangzhou Long-Lions and NLEX Road Warriors. Guangzhou got off to a 17-5 run in the first 5 minutes and took 13 points lead at 26-13 at the end of the first quarter. Then both sides battled end to end for the lead with Guangzhou coming out on top at 46-34 at the end of the first half.

The Filipino team fought back hard and closed in to as little as 2 points behind in the third quarter. Under the leadership of Shirelijiang, Guangzhou then strengthened their defense and pull away again in the last quarter. Guangzhou Long-Lions defeated NLEX Road Warriors 75-63, securing their spot in the Championship game.