Aiming for almost the entire competition, RJ Jazul hit a clutch triple to help the Phoenix Super LPG in Rain Or Shine, 106-102, and claimed a second win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Asia Arena in the city mall on Sunday night.
The experienced guard drops 25 points off the bench, going from three-point land to 6-of-8 – limited by the toughest one with 33 ticks left – to lead all the fuel masters in scoring and Phoenix as an enthusiastic Elasto Painters fightback. Rose to 2-2.
“I had to compose so as not to make a fuss about the group. From day one, everyone on the team was ready. That’s exactly what happened. I was in that position, “said Jazul.
Magnolia came back from a hard-fought defeat just a few nights ago, scoring 89-84 against Barangay Geneva in the nightcap.
Ian Sangalang led the Hotshots with 24 points and nine rebounds, who improved to 2-3.
“It simply came to our notice then. We tried to make sure we were in the moment, “added Phoenix coach Topex Robinson. “We have something that works for us and we bring that and the experience of the game [and winning over Terrafirma] And it’s brought rain or shine, and we’re blessed with the same results. “
Matthew Wright added 20 points which went with six rebounds and six assists. Jason Perkins tossed 17 points and rebounded nine, while Shawn Anthony chipped in showing admirable restraint for 14 and seven Phoenixes, which almost melted after enjoying a lead of about 18 points.
“It simply came to our notice then [the players] Meralco is about the game where we got hit and lost in the last game. So we were just [revisit] That experience. These players have responded well. They know what works and what doesn’t, and they choose the latter, “said Robinson, who saw the victory as a neat springboard trying to improve on the .500 mark.
“We are preparing against Magnolia. We are going to play them on Friday. We will always win if the other team does not want. This is to take advantage of our mantra-opportunity. This is going to be a short conference, so every game is important to us, “he said.
Pido has a hefty fine
Ray Nambatak had 27 points in a bold position that helped the Painters have 49 seconds left between 103-100.
Beau Belga, Mike Nieto, Andrei Caracat and Jewel Ponferada scored double figures that still failed to save Rain or Shine from a third straight defeat in four matches.
Meanwhile, league head Willie Marshall has revealed that Northport coach Pido Jarensio was fined P20,000 the night before for inciting blackwater rival Ariel Vanguardia at the Yanares Center in Antipolo.
“I sat down with our technical committee, then with two coaches. Pido says he will take the punishment that we will give. I also told him that I hope it will never happen again, “said the commissioner.
“Physical contact. [The penalty was] For a surprise, ”said Marshall. INQ
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