Phoenix received its first game within the PBA Philippine Cup in style on Friday, utilizing classes realized from two earlier losses to put up a 97-74 demolition of Terrafirma which gave coach Topex Robinson one thing good to stay up for.
“[We thought] so long as we’re transferring the ball, and play stunning basketball collectively, we’ll have an opportunity [at winning],” mentioned Robinson after drawing 17 factors, 9 rebounds and 5 assists from Jason Perkins at Ynares Heart in Antipolo.
“We’ve realized so many classes … on the right way to stick collectively when theTerrafirma going will get powerful. What we agreed upon was to play collectively.”
San Miguel Beer remained good after carving out an 87-81 victory over Magnolia within the nightcap.
Matthew Wright, the Gas Masters’ cornerstone who will likely be leaving the team after the convention to play in Japan, completed with 11 factors and 10 assists to assist Phoenix to leads of as giant as 35 factors—the most important within the younger event to this point.
Phoenix climbed to 1-2 and can take some type of momentum going into its next game, which will likely be in opposition to newcomer Converge on Sunday.
“They’re a scary team. I imply, they’re enjoying fantastically collectively,” Robinson mentioned of the FiberXers, whose three losses in opposition to formidable groups have been shut.
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