Phoenix, after the unlucky Terrafirma trip, book at least another day of play

Encho Serrano Phoenix Fuel Masters PBA

The phoenix guardian Encho Serrano performs an acrobatic maneuver against Terrafirma. PBA . IMAGES

After scoring yet another dubious mark on an unlucky team, the game that awaits Phoenix begins.

The Fuel Masters’ ultimate fate in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup is not within the control of coach Topex Robinson and his team, but he believes they can still have a say on how to prolong his campaign in the mid-season tournament.

“At this point, we have no control [of] Who we’re going to face, but we have full control over our team,” Robinson said after Fuel Masters beat Terrafirma Dyip with a score of 135-84 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

The failed result was a fitting farewell for Dyip, who had an unfortunate conference. They set up the second-longest losing streak in league history at the age of 25 and twice lost by more than 50 points. And at one point in the game, Phoenix flirted with the possibility of causing the worst loss in tournament history to Terrafirma with a 55-point lead.

Dyip ended the game with a 1-11 scoreline, ending another disappointing campaign that saw the struggling brand miss the quarterfinals for the 14th time in a row.

More importantly for the Fuel Masters, however, their win could lead to a play-off for the final quarter-finals or a match in the next round against a higher-seeded opponent.

For now, Phoenix may decide to take the time to prepare for what’s to come.

“We need everyone’s help for the knockouts,” Robinson said after Phoenix’s roller coaster ride.

Fuel Masters, reeling from Matthew Wright’s departure from Japan, lost their first three games before moving on to a staggering five wins in a row, only to lose the next three they were able to finish with what Price to pay is import – no Dyip.

‘Same page’

Imports Kaleb Wesson and Jason Perkins, who have played the last four games after he was initially ruled out of the season through injury, are said to be among the characters who will enter the second phase of the campaign. of Phoenix.

But Phoenix hopes to see RR Garcia, who has scored the most with 20, Sean Anthony, dynamic rookie Encho Serrano and Javee Mocon will also excel.

“It was important for us to always get everyone on the same page,” says Robinson. “A lot of learning again for us. We are reloading our team with the people we have.

In the second game, San Miguel Beer eliminated TNT with a score of 119-99 to win tickets to the knockout stage with a score of 6-5 (win-lose).

The loss ended TNT’s campaign 4–8, marking the first time the franchise missed the knockout stages since the 2018 Governors’ Cup.

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