Wright in no mood to discuss career game: We didn't handle our business
Paul Lintag on May 28, 2017 08:28 AM
Matthew Wright scored the most points by a rookie since 1999 but it was not enough to lead Fuel Masters to victory, putting their playoff hopes in the Commissioner's Cup in serious danger.
Matthew Wright played the game of his PBA life Saturday but Phoenix still ended up losing.
In short, his new career-high of 42 points, 30 in the second half, didn't really matter.
It was the most points scored by a rookie since Eric Menk's 43 points back in 1999 for Tanduay.
With the Fuel Masters dropping a sorry one to NLEX Saturday and putting their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy, Wright was in no mood to really discuss his new scoring output.
In fact, he says he was merely trying to shoot his team out of a big deficit and try to win a crucial game.
"My main focus was just trying to narrow the gap because we were down double digits the entire game," he said as he already broke his previous career high in the third quarter after dropping 17 points in the period.
He added another 13 in the fourth but it was not enough for the win and Phoenix dropped to 4-7 for the conference.
"Our playoff fate isn't in our hands anymore. We gotta wait and see [and] hope for some teams to lose, but I don't really like it. I don't believe in that kind of fate," he said.
With no more games to play in their regular schedule, the Fuel Masters wil now wait how the Globalport Batang Pier and the Alaska Aces fare in their respective final games.
Both teams currently occupy the 7th-8th spots with identical 4-6 marks.
"We didn't handle our business. We didn't play like a team that's deperate for a win today," Wright said.
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