Eugene Phelps back for Phoenix in lieu of injured James White

ByAllan Lim

PBA Media Bureau

The Phoenix Fuel Masters will parade old reliable Eugene Phelps for its game against Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday, May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Phelps has beem in town for two weeks already in early preparation for the team’s Governors’ Cup campaign but an injury to Commissioner’s Cup reinforcement James White will require the player dubbed as ‘El Destructor’ to suit up much much earlier than scheduled.

White, who led the team to a 2-2 record, was placed on the injured/reserved list.

Phelps suited up for the Fuel Masters in last season’s Governors’ Cup but was replaced by Brandon Brown after the team went on a three-game skid after winning the first two. Brown, however, finished his short PBA stint without a win as the team lost all of its 6 games with him on board.

Phoenix is hoping to bounce back after losing its last game against previously winless NLEX.


2018 Commissioner’s Cup Team Standings

The 2018 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup, also known as the 2018 Honda–PBA Commissioner's Cup for sponsorship reasons, will be the second conference...

San Miguel acquires Kelly Nabong from GlobalPort for Gabby Espinas, future draft pick

The San Miguel Beermen have added another key piece to their already vaunted front court rotation by acquiring volatile big man Kelly Nabong from...

WATCH: Brgy. Ginebra vs Columbian Game Highlights [June 20, 2018]

After a brief battle in the early minutes, Barangay Ginebra hammered Columbian Dyip hard en route to a 134-107 victory that pushed the Gin...

Arwind Santos, Anthony Semerad, Don Trollano slapped with P20K fine each for incurring FFP2

San Miguel's Arwind Santos and the TNT duo of Anthony Semerad and Don Trollano were each slapped with a P20,000 fine by the PBA...

PBA releases partial 2018 Commissioner’s Cup elims schedule

The PBA has released through its social media accounts a partial schedule of the upcoming 2018 Commissioner's Cup signed by no less than league...

LOOK: Paolo Taha pens heartfelt gratitude to Brgy. Ginebra officials, coaches, teammates and fans

A day after being dealt to the GlobalPort Batang Pier for rookie Julian Sargent, Paolo Taha took to Instagram to express his heartfelt gratitude...