PBA: 'Wright after winner against Magnolia: I'm just tired of losing against that team'
Paul Lintag on May 06, 2018 08:01 PM
Matthew Wright hit a booming triple Sunday to allow the Phoenix Fuel Masters to beat Magnolia for the first time since 2016.
Much like the Toronto Raptors pretty much having no say against LeBron James, the Phoenix Fuel Masters have been pretty bad against Magnolia in the PBA.
Phoenix has lost six straight to the Hotshots dating back to 2016. In the 2017 Philippine Cup, the Fuel Masters lost three games by a combined 95 points, including a 44-point blowout.
So when the Fuel Masters finally got one over against their tormentors Sunday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup courtesy of Matthew Wright, it was a big deal.
More so for the Fil-Canadian gunner who not only made the game winner, he also had his first career win against Magnolia after seven tries.
"It felt really good, I'm like 0-6 against Magnolia. I'm just tired of losing against that team, especially the way we've been losing it's not even close," Wright said.
"Today we kept it close and we took advantage," he added.
Down two with 15 seconds to go, Wright lost Rafi Reavis with a nasty stepback and drained the booming three with 3.2 ticks left.
It was enough for the Fuel Masters to escape with an eventual 89-87 decision.
However, while the win was extra sweet, Wright is already looking forward to their next assignment. But this victory was pretty amazing.
"This one felt really good because they've been whoopin our a** since I got into this league. They've had our number, they've been beating us by 20, 30, 40," he said.
"This was a huge win for us but it means nothing if we come back against NLEX and we wet the bed so we have to keep this momentum going," Wright added.
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