MANILA, Philippines – The Phoenix Super LPG received a streak after stopping Rain or Shine, 106-102, in a tight end game at the Mall of Asia Arena in the city on Sunday night.
RJ Jazul turned off the lights, scoring 25 points from six of his eight attempts to make the Fuel Masters March 2-2.
Matthew Wright turned 20 points which went with six rebounds and six assists. Jason Perkins added 17 points and nine rebounds while Shawn Anthony added 14 and seven.
“It simply came to our notice then. We’re just happy to have the same result, “said coach Topex Robinson about his posture towards the end of the competition.
Ray Nambatak had 27 points in a bold position that helped the Painters go between 103-100 with 49 ticks left.
Beau Belga, Mike Nieto, Andrei Caracat and Jewel Ponferada made double-digit scores in the losing effort that led to the club’s third consecutive defeat in four matches.
Phoenix is hoping to move above .500 when it fights Magnolia next week on Friday, also at Bayside Venue.
Rain or Shine, on the other hand, will try to survive on behalf of a TNT to reunite with top gunman Mikey Williams. The two clubs clash at the Yanares Center in Antipolo on Thursday.
Phoenix 106 – Jazul 25, Wright 20, Parkins 17, Anthony 14, Muang 11, TO7, Porter 4, Serrano 4, Mokon 2, Pasqual 2, Garcia 0, Tin Lata 0, Rios 0, Melesio 0.
Rain or Shine 102 – Nambatak 27, Belgium 15, Nito 12, Karakat 12, Ponferada 10, Santilan 9, Demusis 9, Assisto 3, Norwood 3, Towers 2, Mamuak
Quarters: 33-25, 54-45, 85-81, 106-100.
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