PBA: Playoff win takes precendence over Perkins’ career-high

Paul Lintag on Apr 07, 2019 10:03 PM
PBA: Playoff win takes precendence over Perkins’ career-high
The reigning Rookie of the Year led the top-ranked Fuel Masters to their first playoff win in team history, scoring a career-high 31 points Sunday in a dominant win against the Alaska Aces.

Jason Perkins just had the biggest game of his young PBA career in Phoenix’s biggest win so far in postseason play.

The reigning Rookie of the Year led the top-ranked Fuel Masters to their first playoff win in team history, scoring a career-high 31 points Sunday in a dominant win against the Alaska Aces.

That’s an impressive performance for the second-year forward, but there’s something more important that takes precedence over anything else.

Phoenix’s first playoff win after seven tries meant that the Fuel Masters also advance to the semifinals in franchise history. They will be one of the four teams that will compete for the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.

“I feel good,” Perkins said of the big win.

“We worked really hard for this. Everyone invested a lot in this, a lot of energy and a lot of time. We’re not done,” he added.

As for his big scoring night where he connected 11 of his 15 shots from the field and added an additional nine rebounds to boot, Perkins is not one to take credit.

He says his big game is just the product of an incredible team effort by the Fuel Masters.

“It’s basically just feeding off of my teammates,” he said.

“We just made good reads. We’re just working hard feeding off of everyone’s energy,” Perkins added.

 

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