Phoenix posts No. 3; Ginebra scores

first_imgJason Perkins and Matthew Wright floored the KaTropa with pivotman Justin Chua, sniper RJ Jazul and new acquisition Calvin Abueva that allowed the Fuel Masters to zoom ahead early and never look back.With minimal effort from Eugene Phelps, the Fuel Masters embarrassed the KaTropa by 30 points right at the half before burying the perennial title contenders for good with a 41-point cushion near the end.“I wasn’t expecting this outcome. I thought it was going to be a very close game,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas. “If we’re tired, my players didn’t show it. We really bounced back big from that [108-97] defeat against Alaska [on Wednesday].”It also helped the Phoenix’s cause when TNT spitfire Terrence Romeo called in sick while Stacy Davis, for the third consecutive game, still wasn’t good as advertised after another dismal output of 13 points on four of 18 shooting in almost 36 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Regardless of the situation they are into, the Fuel Masters again came out supreme on Friday after rolling past the KaTropa, 112-82, in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters, behind the stellar efforts of their local crew, needed just a powerful burst of speed in the first two quarters to leave the KaTropa by a mile and notch their third win in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the second game, Barangay Ginebra turned back Columbian Dyip, 96-84, to kick off its bid for a third straight Governors’ Cup championship.Import Justine Brownlee and Scottie Thompson led a 12-4 Gin Kings’ run midway in the final period to break away for good and pin a fourth loss on the winless Dyip. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Urgent cry for a boxing gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Either Phoenix has transformed into a much better version of itself or TNT played really bad.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img