PBA: Phoenix’s franchise player shows up for big win

Paul Lintag on Jun 26, 2019 08:05 PM
PBA: Phoenix’s franchise player shows up for big win
With the Fuel Masters needing a spark this conference, Matthew Wright came through in the fourth quarter and delivered a huge win for the team, taking down first-place Northport, 97-87. (PBA)

Phoenix’s franchise player balled out Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

With the Fuel Masters needing a spark this conference, Matthew Wright came through in the fourth quarter and delivered a huge win for the team, taking down first-place Northport, 97-87.

Wright scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and had 28 for the game, making sure Phoenix stayed afloat in the Commissioner’s Cup.

The Fuel Masters are now 3-4 in the team standings following the crucial win.

“I just really wanted to win today, we needed it,” Wright said, who also had five rebounds, six assists, and two steals against the Batang Pier.

“We’re 2-4 coming into the game and we knew Northport is a good opponent. I just tried to be extra aggressive you know, with all the injuries and guys missing. I just took it upon myself to be more aggressive than usual,” he added.

Northport was in first place entering the game and had a four-game streak before dropping to solo second with the Phoenix loss.

With such a big win, Wright says this could be the start of a nice run for the Fuel Masters in the Commissioner’s Cup. Phoenix is yet to put together a winning streak this conference so far.

“Hopefully, I really hope so. We needed a shot in the system to get us going,”. Wright said.

 


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