MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Phoenix was one of the discoveries in the PBA, not only in being the second seed at the end of the Eliminations but also becoming a viable contender for the title.
The rise of the Fuel Masters is thanks to Matthew Wright and Jason Perkins who made their presence felt and seen as some of the best players at this conference.
The two players finished the top 10 list while also performing their specialty roles with Perkins listed as no. 4 Best Rebounder, 9. 45 matches, and Wright as the third best passer in this conference, 6. 00 games.
Despite gossip about getting the award for best player in the conference for all Filipinos, BPC plum most influential on MVP, the two focus on the mission in their hands which is winning the Philippine Cup.
Phoenix Topex Robinson coach said it’s always a good idea for one of his players to win the prize but they know winning the tournament is always the priority.
“We have bigger fish to fry in the ocean,” Robinson said after Phoenix’s 110-103 Game 2 victory over TNT in the semifinals on Friday.. “Just the experience of being together, the common challenges, that’s most important to us.
Wright was the second highest goalscorer in qualifying, with a score of 22. 82 points per game while Perkins was not. 7 by 19. 09 ppg.
Both are also some of the most used players in the conference with Wright achieving the best 40:55 in the league and Perkins in third at 37:34..
They know their roles, and they know it’s always someone else, ‘Robinson said.. “It’s not about who wins this award, it’s the best version of ourselves.
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