PHOENIX continued to rally behind Eugene Phelps and the rewards keep coming.
Phelps emerged with game-highs of 36 points and 20 rebounds in powering Phoenix to a 95-82 victory over previously unbeaten Magnolia Ang Pambansang Manok Sunday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Phelps made 11 of 21 field goal tries and also had four blocked shots in atoning for a 14-for-26 clip from the stripe while giving his teammates immeasurable confidence boost that pointed them to a third straight win.
As an offshoot, Phoenix managed to break off for good in the fourth period before officially stretching its best start ever with a fifth win in six games to lie just behind unbeaten leader Blackwater.
The loss was the first in three games for Magnolia despite Romeo Travis notching 28 points and 19 rebounds and Mark Barroca, Ian Sangalang and Jio Jalalon chipping in 11 points apiece.