Wright catches fire as Phoenix deals NLEX its 1st loss


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first_imgThe Road Warriors clawed their way back from the 17-point hole, cutting the deficit down to four, 88-92, after a pair of Larry Fonacier freebies with 6:05 to play, but Wright, Jazul, and Perkins connected on their jumpers to put the game away for good.Fonacier paced NLEX with 22 points and four rebounds, while Juami Tiongson chipped in 12 markers, seven boards, and four dimes in the defeat as the Road Warriors suffered their first loss of the new season and dropped to 2-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “We’re happy that we were able to contain [NLEX],”said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “All of the coaches know that the strength of NLEX is their perimeter, and you can’t stop that. You can try to limit them and I guess we’re able to do that.”Phoenix did a good job containing NLEX’s sharpshooters, forcing the Road Warriors to shoot a measly 26 percent from downtown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJeff Chan also joined in the scoring party as he finished with 18 markers on a 2-of-3 clip from beyond-the-arc, to go with six boards, while RJ Jazul also went 2-of-3 from threes to nab 15 points and three rebounds.Rookie Jason Perkins also chimed in 14 markers and eight rebounds for Phoenix, which rose to 2-1 after starting the season with a loss. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Matthew Wright helped Phoenix welcome the new year on a good note after fending off NLEX, 102-95, Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fil-Canadian sniper went 4-of-8 from downtown, three of which coming in the third quarter pullaway. He wound up with 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and two steals as his explosion allowed the Fuel Masters to grab a 90-73 lead early in the fourth quarter and never look back.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Arellano wins two straight, Perpetual starts off strong Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img

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