PBA: El Destructor gets first 30-20 triple double in 20 years

Paul Lintag on Jun 20, 2018 08:11 PM
PBA: Phelps gets first 30-20 triple double in 20 years
Eugene Phelps got himself a triple-double Wednesday, going for 37 points, 23 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Staying true to his nickname, Eugene Phelps was absolutely destructive for Phoenix as the Fuel Masters snapped a four-game slide in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday.

El Destructor went for a triple-double, scoring 37 points, grabbing 23 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists as Phoenix handily beat Globalport.

Phelps admitted knowing he was one assist short, that's why late in the game with the outcome already decided, he asked to be checked back in.

RJ Jazul rewarded his import by getting him his 10th dime.

"I knew I had nine assists and then coach took me out," he said.

"So I asked them can I get one more assist, so I thank God he believed in me. And I thank God RJ made the shot... Thank God RJ made the shot, and we got the win," Phelps added.

What El Destructor didn't know though is the fact that his triple-double was kinda historic.

His was the first 30-20 triple-double in the PBA in 20 years according to chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III.

"Was it? I didn't know about that," Phelps said.

"But I work hard, so it just feels good that all my hard work comes and you see I put in the work. So it shows on the court, so it feels good," he added.



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