Phoenix turns back TNT

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Phoenix played catch-up practically all game, and despite their efforts, Alas is not about to give them a rest, even with the Meralco game scheduled on Wednesday next week.“I gave them (a day’s) rest after the Ginebra win, and it didn’t work well,” he said.There was also a scary moment with 11:36 left in the fourth, when TNT’s Troy Rosario took a horrific face-first fall after a pile-up play for a rebound. Rosario was taken out on a stretcher after being unintentionally undercut by rookie Jason Perkins while airborne.In the second game, Scottie Thompson had 12 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists as Barangay Ginebra ripped KIA, 103-77, to also improve on its playoff position.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “After winning over (Barangay) Ginebra, we lost by 22 (points) to Alaska,” Alas went on, knowing fully well that his Fuel Masters, after rising to 4-4, cannot afford to take another loss with jockeying for a top six berth in the playoffs about to enter its most critical stages.“And besides, Meralco is (our) next (opponent), and they need a win, which makes them very dangerous,” Alas said. “We need to be ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGunner Matthew Wright knotted the count at 72 with a triple and played perfect decoy before spotting Kramer for the winning basket as Phoenix dealt the Texters also their fourth loss in eight games to muddle up the standings further.The Phoenix win took away TNT’s chances of landing a spot in the top two, leaving San Miguel Beer, Magnolia, Alaska and a long shot in Rain or Shine to slug it out with three weeks left in the elimination round. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jason Perkins and Phoenix claw their way past Mo Tautuaa and TNT.—SHERWIN VARDELEONPhoenix Petroleum brought down another PBA Philippine Cup powerhouse on Wednesday night, but a bothersome concern has tempered coach Louie Alas’ celebratory mood.“My main concern is that after winning big, our performance has the tendency to dip (in the next game),” Alas said after Doug Kramer hit the go-ahead one-handed jumper with three seconds left before helping seal a 74-72 win over TNT KaTropa with brilliant defense at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak NU zooms to solo lead Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more