Becoming his own man P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano View comments But aside from those stops, it was Ravena’s playmaking that actually greased NLEX’s counterattacks down the stretch—ones that kept their foes in the backseat just as the clock expired.“He’s only going to get better,” the young guard’s mentor Yeng Guiao said in a separate interview. “This is not his best.”Guiao said that Ravena’s knack for scoring makes him an automatic threat on the floor. This advantage opens up options in the form of his role players, who during that match turned out to be Paul Varilla and Philip Paniamogan among others.Both lesser-known Road Warriors delivered twin digit scores by game’s end.“That’s something we’ve been missing without Kiefer. We didn’t have that threat, that steadiness in the end-game,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Kiefer Ravena played his first game back in the PBA Saturday night. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Shelved for 16 months, Kiefer Ravena picked up where he left off in his return to duty for the NLEX Road Warriors on Saturday night.“I got that monkey off my back in the PBA,” he told reporters when asked about his long layoff from the league.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:00Games and Amusement chair: Kiefer Ravena should be allowed to play in PBA02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ PBA: Almazan steps up in clutch as Meralco rallies past Magnolia LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Ravena, who was projected to finish as one of the top rookies last season, finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists—finishing with most points among the Road Warriors’ local cast.Interestingly, though, Ravena’s first thoughts on the game gravitated on just how lucky they were able to dodge a bullet in their conference opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“I’m just happy more than anything else,” he said. “We know how tough Phoenix is. We really had to [work doubly harder] during the end.”“We were lucky that Eugene (Phelps) had early trouble. We were able to pull away, and by the time he came back, we were already enjoying a cushion. Good thing we got stops that we needed at the perfect time,” he said. “A guard who can bring the ball down and make decisions. This time we have it,” he added.“We can be pretty solid in the end.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.