PBA: Fuel Masters knock out sleepwalking KaTropa

Paul Lintag on Aug 31, 2018 06:50 PM
PBA: Fuel Masters knock out sleepwalking KaTropa
Phoenix landed a 26-0 run in the second quarter and TNT never got up to meet the count of 10, reducing the third and fourth quarters to extended garbage time.

Sometimes all you need in basketball is one huge run.

Phoenix had exactly that Friday in the 2018 PBA Governors Cup.

The Fuel Masters knocked out in sleepwalking TNT KaTropa, winning comfortably, 112-82, at the Big Dome.

Phoenix landed a 26-0 run in the second quarter and TNT never got up to meet the count of 10, reducing the third and fourth quarters to extended garbage time.

The Fuel Masters were already up by 12 after the opening period but they ended up landing the haymaker in the second when they turned a 35-26 lead into a 61-23 advantage.

Phoenix led by as many as 41 points before officially picking up the win, improving to 3-1 in the standings.

"3-1, yan pinakamagandang start namin and hopefully ma-sustain namin to," head coach Louie Alas said.

"Wala namang hinihingi samin, play hard lang kami. Mahaba pa ang conference at least nakapag-lagay kami ng above .500 as first four games namin," he added.

Rookie Jason Perkins led Phoenix with 22 points on 83 percent shooting. Matthew Wright added 16 while import Eugene Phelps was good for 15 points and 11 rebounds.

For the KaTropa, Alfrancis Tamsi dropped 14 points. TNT is now at 1-4 following three straight defeats.

 

The Scores:


Phoenix 112 - Perkins 22, Phelps 15, Wright 16, Jazul 13, Abueva 12, Eriobu 9, Chua 8, Revilla 6, Mendoza 6, Intal 3, Wilson 0, Gamboa 0. 

TNT 82 - Tamsi 14, Davis 13, Cruz 12, Garcia 11, Carey 8, Semerd 7, Pogoy 7, Rosario 5, Reyes 3, Castro 2, Golla 0, Paredes 0, Williams 0, Saitanan 0.

Quarters: 29-17, 61-31, 85-56, 112-82

 

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