Phoenix picks up critical 5th win via 102-91 drubbing of NLEX

The Phoenix Fuel Masters used a blistering third quarter run to dispatch the NLEX Road Warriors, 102-91, in the Oppo PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.

Simon Enciso finished with 21 points spiked by five triples to lead five Fuel Masters players who breached the double-digit mark in scoring.

JC Intal contributed 16 points, Cyrus Baguio had 13 and Willie Wilson and Matthew Wright each added 12 points apiece.

Wright fell one assist shy of a triple-double. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished nine dimes although he committed 10 turnovers.

With the win, Phoenix moved up to 5-4 and created a three-way tie with Blackwater and TNT for fourth place. –

The scores:

Phoenix Fuel Masters 102 – Enciso 21, Intal 16, Baguio 13, W. Wilson 12, Wright 12, Borboran 7, Lanete 7, Miranda 5, Torres 5, J.Wilson 2, Caperal 2.

NLEX Road Warriors 91 – Anthony 23, J. Villanueva 11, Soyud 10, Guinto 9, Alas 8, Rios 6, Lanete 6, Taulava 4, Khobuntin 3, Lastimosa 3, Monfort 3, Camson 2, E. Villanueva 2, Gotladera 1, Baracael 0.

Quarters: 20-22, 53-48, 81-63, 102-91.


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