Wright lauds Phoenix’s conditioning in win over NLEX

first_img“Expect us to be like that,” he said after Phoenix turned a close 54-53 halftime lead to a decisive 90-73 advantage early in the fourth quarter as it cruised to its second straight win.Wright was a big reason for the conquest, going 4-of-8 from three to finish with 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut it wasn’t just him, as fellow snipers Jeff Chan and RJ Jazul also hit their marks.Wright said Phoenix’s stellar showing in the second half is a testament to the team’s conditioning. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NLEX rookie Ravena blames self for terrible game in loss to Phoenix OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We take pride in being the best in-shape team and the best conditioned team. That’s something the fans can expect from us,” he said. “We beat NLEX because they weren’t in shape in the last quarter of the game.””You could see in the second half that they were trying to keep up with the tempo. We set the pace of the game and they kept trying to keep up with the tempo, but you can see in their faces that they were very tired and we took advantage of it.”It also helps that this coincides with coach Louie Alas’ frenetic system, something which the Fil-Canadian sniper said that Phoenix is slowly learning to embrace.“It’s a given that there’s a little bit of adjustment, there’s a little bit of a buffering period. It’s a new coach, new philosophy, new offensive and defensive game plans. So we’re just trying to unlearn the things, our olds ways last year that wasn’t working. And I feel like we’re on the right track,” he said. “But we’re not satisfied just because we won.”Phoenix improved to 2-1 and will take a 10-day break before taking on Rain or Shine next Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFiring from all cylinders and quick to react on defense: that’s the kind of game Matthew Wright expects Phoenix to play this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.And on Sunday, the Fuel Masters gave everyone a glimpse on how deadly they could be, dealing NLEX with a 102-95 victory after a superb showing in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img

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