The Fuel Masters win for the second time in a row after beating the Painters

Phoenix's Javey Mocon (left) slips past Nick Demusis for a rematch in the second half of the Fuel Masters' strong victory.  —PICTURES FROM PBA IMAGES

Phoenix’s Javey Mocon (left) slips past Nick Demusis for a rematch in the second half of the Fuel Masters’ strong victory. —PICTURES FROM PBA IMAGES

In the goal for most of the race, RJ Jazul hit a triple clutch to help Phoenix Super LPG beat Rain or Shine, 106-102, and win a second PBA Phillippine Cup victory at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night. .

The veteran guard dropped 25 points from the bench, 6-of-8 out of three points – limited by the hardest with the remaining 33 tickets – to lead all Fuel Masters in scoring and quell Elasto Painters’ lively battle as Phoenix climbed. 2-2.

“I had to be calm to protect the group from rattling … From Day 1, everyone on this team is ready. It just so happened that I was in that position, “Jazul said.

Magnolia recovered from a heavy loss just a few nights earlier, scoring an 89-84 cut of Barangay Ginebra in a nightcap.

Ian Sangalang had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hotshots, who improved to 2-3.

“For us it was to be better than our last game. We tried to stay in the moment, “added Phoenix Topex coach Robinson. “We have something that works for us, and we brought that and the gaming experience [and winning over Terrafirma] and we pitted him against Rain or Shine, and we’re just blessed to get the same result. “

Matthew Wright added 20 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jason Perkins threw 17 points and had nine rebounds, while Sean Anthony scored 14 and seven in a commendable act of composure for Phoenix, which nearly collapsed after enjoying an 18-point lead.

“It simply came to our notice then [the players] for the game of Meralco, where we got involved at the end of the game and lost. So you just had to [revisit] this experience. These players reacted well. They know what doesn’t work and what works, and they chose the latter, “said Robinson, who saw the victory as a stepping stone in an attempt to improve above .500.

“We are preparing against Magnolia. We will play them on Friday. We will always win if the other team does not want to. This was our mantra – to seize the opportunity. “It’s going to be a short conference, so every game matters to us,” he said.

Serious fine for Pido

Ray Nambatak had 27 points in a gallant stand, which helped the Painters move within 103-100 with 49 seconds left.

Beau Belga, Mike Nieto, Andrei Caracut and Jewel Ponferada scored double-digit results that still failed to save Rain or Shine from slipping to a third straight loss in four games.

League boss Willie Marcial, meanwhile, has revealed that NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio was fined P20,000 for his height against his Blackwater teammate Ariel Vanguardia at the Ynares Center in Antipollo the night before.

“I sat down with our technical committee, then with the two coaches. Pido said he would execute every penalty we handed out. I also told him that I hope this will never happen again, “the commissioner said.

“Physical contact. [The penalty was] for the strike, “Marcial said. inches


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