MANILA, Philippines – Phoenix Super LPG received a series on Sunday night after holding Rain or Shine, 106-102, in a narrow final at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
RJ Jazul turned off the lights, turning six of his eight attempts from deep to 25 points to reduce the Fuel Masters’ march to 2-2.
Matthew Wright scored 20 points, with six rebounds and six assists. Jason Perkins added 17 points and nine rebounds, while Sean Anthony added 14 and seven.
We have just brought the experience we gained from the game (Terrafirma). We are just blessed to achieve the same result “, said the coach Topex Robinson about the balance that his wards showed at the end of the competition.
Ray Nambatak had 27 points in a gallant stand, which helped the Painters move within 103-100 with 49 tickets left.
Beau Belga, Mike Nieto, Andrei Caracut and Jewel Ponferrada scored double-digit results in a loss that brought the club its third straight loss in four games.
Phoenix hopes to exceed 0.500 when it fights Magnolia Friday next week, also at the Bay Area.
Rain or Shine, on the other hand, will try to survive in a TNT country set to reunite with top gun Mikey Williams. The two clubs are fighting on Thursday at the Ynares Center in Antipollo.
PHOENIX 106 – Jazul 25, Wright 20, Perkins 17, Anthony 14, Muyang 11, Tio 7, Porter 4, Serrano 4, Mocon 2, Pascual 2, Garcia 0, Lalata 0, Rios 0, Melesio 0.
RAIN OR SYASAK 102 – Nambatak 27, Belga 15, Nieto 12, Karakut 12, Ponferrada 10, Santilan 9, Demusis 9, Assistio 3, Norwood 3, Torres 2, Mamuyak 0.
Quarters: 33-25, 54-45, 85-81, 106-100.
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