What really happened during Phoenix's 'silent night'

Paul Lintag on Dec 22, 2016 11:26 AM
What really happened during Phoenix's 'silent night'
"Normal naman siguro… kung magsasaya ka hindi rin naman magandang tignan." --- Cyrus Baguio on the team's gloomy Christmas Party a couple of days back.

More details from that gloomy Phoenix Christmas party a couple of days ago have surfaced. It's even sadder now with more members of the team shedding light on that "silent night."

Like most normal groups of people at this time of the year, the Fuel Masters celebrated the holidays, but with the team coming off back-to-back losses by a combined 63 points, there was really nothing to be happy about.

"Medyo malungkot kasi alam mo yun, galing sa dalawang talo eh. Parang tahimik. Pero tingin ko, normal naman siguro… kung magsasaya ka hindi rin naman magandang tignan," veteran Cyrus Baguio said of what happened with his first Christmas Party with Phoenix.

"It’s hard to have fun and enjoy after coming off two bad losses. The last time we played well was the third quarter of the Mahindra game (last Dec. 4), so it has been a pretty long time," added rookie Matthew Wright.

True enough, that Christmas party was so dark head coach Ariel Vanguardia actually shed some tears while talking about it following Phoenix's win over Meralco Wednesday, a victory that put the Fuel Masters right on the winning track four days before the actual Christmas.

With that monkey off their backs, a new party might be on the way.

"Ewan ko kung meron uli. Pero sana hindi na ganun mangyari samin. Ang sama talaga ng talo namin eh. Tambak talaga kami. Etong game na to, siguro binuhos na namin lahat para sa pamilya namin, pang Christmas para makabawi," Baguio said.

With Christmas already better for Phoenix, the Fuel Masters are now working for a happier New Year with one final matchup coming up to end 2016.

"Yeah, for now [Merry Christmas]. We’ll enjoy this moment right now and we’ll prepare for GlobalPort. After Christmas, we’re back to business," Wright added.


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