PBA: Phoenix looks to recover on Easter Sunday

Paul Lintag on Apr 21, 2019 07:53 AM
PBA: Phoenix looks to recover on Easter Sunday
The top-ranked Fuel Masters have realized just how hard it is to win an All-Filipino title, running straight into four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.

If there was one team that needed the Holy Week break in the middle of these 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, it was Phoenix.

The top-ranked Fuel Masters have realized just how hard it is to win an All-Filipino title, running straight into four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.

After two games, Phoenix is down two games, regardless of the fact that Matthew Wright believes that it should have been 1-1.

The Fuel Masters are down in the best-of-7 series, 0-2.

The team neeeded this Holy Week break to regroup. Whether of not it was a good break remains to be seen though.

“The break’s gonna be a break, I can’t say whether it will be good or bad,” Wright said.

“All I can say is that we need to go to church or something. We definitely need[ed] this Holy Week,” he added.

In Game 2 of the semifinals, Phoenix finally losing a close game came at the most inopportune time.

“We just couldn’t seem to recover. I guess we showed our immaturity and they showed their championship pedigree,” Wright said.

Getting almost one full week off gave the Fuel Masters time to contemplate about their mistakes in Game 2.

They get a new opportunity on Easter Sunday for Game 3.

“We don’t play ‪until Sunday‬ so it’s going to sting for a little bit. Hopefully we can get back on the drawing board and figure out a better gameplan,” Wright said.

 

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