ANTIPOLO–Playing with an immeasurable amount of energy right from the get-go, Phoenix Pulse went on to blow Blackwater to smithereens, 114-95, on Friday night as the Fuel Masters kept their unbeaten run going in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.
With a balanced offensive and a defensive stand that didn’t budge an inch, the Fuel Masters led by as large as 85-48 on the way to improving their league-leading record to 4-0–the only unblemished card remaining.
It was a truly bad night for the Elite, who came into the game fresh from a 111-99 upset of Rain or Shine but hardly played with the form they displayed in that game. Blackwater dropped to a 1-3 card.
After three quarters, only JC Intal, from among coach Louie Alas’ starters, wasn’t in twin digits in scoring and Phoenix already had a total of five in that stretch counting Calvin Abueva who came off the bench.FEATURED STORIES
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Phoenix was already ahead by 19 after the first quarter and it would have gotten uglier than it already was had the Elite not come up with a 15-0 run near the end of the third period.