Staying perfect

first_imgLoreno makes his mark with 7 gold medals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phoenix notched its fifth straight win in as many games after holding off stubborn NLEX, 83-82, at Mall of Asia Arena.Matthew Wright provided the cushion for the Fuel Masters, ushering the team to a six-point lead going into the homestretch, 83-77, before Calvin Abueva came up with a game-saving block on NLEX wing Bong Galanza with a second left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I knew going into this game that it will be a tough match because they have four reliable big men,” said Alas. “We’re at the phase that we’re going to begin to face the league’s elite teams,” Alas said. “We’ll begin with Rain or Shine this Sunday. Good thing, they’re going to play back-to-back games. They’re the hottest team after us.”Rain or Shine stayed a game behind Phoenix, after James Yap and Norbert Torres combined for nine of 15 shooting from beyond the arc to rally past NorthPort, 107-100, in the second game. Wright finished the game with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Phoenix. Jason Perkins chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds while Abueva contributed 13 and 11—and a piece of his mind on Phoenix’s hot start.“It’s not about going 5-0,” Abueva said in Filipino. “We’ve only faced teams close to our level. We’ve yet to face San Miguel or teams like Ginebra, Magnolia—the top teams. Those are games we need to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Calvin Abueva’s crucial block saves Phoenix. PBA IMAGESPhoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas could only chuckle at the piece of trivia presented to him Friday night.“Oh my God,” he said, when told that the last team to start 5-0 in the PBA Philippine Cup went on to win the crown. That team, of course, is reigning champion San Miguel Beer and the Fuel Masters, most especially their coach, are under no impression that they are at that same dominating level.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img 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 LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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