Phoenix frustrates NorthPort

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    ONE of these days, things could get even better for Phoenix Super LPG.

    The Fuel Masters are just fine where they are now following a 110-105 victory over NorthPort last night in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart 5G-powered Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

    Jason Perkins led those who stepped up in a game where Matthew Wright was reduced to a facilitator, notching a career-high-tying 31 points on top of 12 rebounds as Phoenix racked up its second win in as many games.

    The loss, its second straight, was another sorry one for NorthPort and maybe more stinging than its 89-96 decision to Blackwater also last Monday.

    Like in the Elite game, the Batang Pier trailed behind early, battled back to even briefly take the upper hand but couldn’t find the needed finishing kick.

    Wright did not do so bad himself, finishing with 23 points that may be a far cry from his 36-point explosion in a 116-98 traipse over Meralco last Monday but more than made up  by issuing a team-best nine assists.