Phoenix burns Ginebra to snap skid

Paul Lintag on Apr 01, 2017 07:53 PM
Phoenix burns Ginebra to snap skid
Wright finished with a new career-high of 27 points, six rebounds, and three assists for Phoenix in its victory over Ginebra.

Behind the clutchness of import Jameel McKay and rookie Matthew Wright, Phoenix arrested a two-game skid in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup, taking down the debuting Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel in Davao Saturday night.

The Fuel Masters scored a big 94-91 win over the Gin Kings at the University of Southeastern Philippines Gym, improving to 2-2 for the mid-season conference.

Down 1, Phoenix was able to regain control as McKay outhustled everybody on the floor to score the go-ahead putback with 18 seconds to go. 

Following a Ginebra turnover, the Fuel Masters then turned to Wright for two free throws as Phoenix was able to hold on and beat the Gin Kings who were playing their first game since losing the Philippine Cup Finals to San Miguel.

Wright finished with a new career-high of 27 points, six rebounds, and three assists for Phoenix while McKay added 15 points and 28 rebounds, winning his first game in the PBA.

Japeth Aguilar and Joe Devance led the Gin Kings with 15 points apiece. The returning Justin Brownlee, who had to deal with cramps late in the game, only managed 12.

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