In crucial match for both sides, Phoenix catches Globalport napping on defense

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We just got to put this behind us, we got to have a short term memory of the game,” said White who led the Batang Pier with 24 points and six rebounds. “They [the Fuel Masters] needed to get this win, we also needed this win but they jumped out on us.”“We couldn’t that push we need,” added White. “Hats off to them, they played hard, they played tough, and they deserved to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix Fuel Masters vs GlobalPort Batang Pier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs just around the corner, one slipup could mean the difference between making it and watching it.Teams at the top of the standings are still unsure of their predicaments, and those at the middle of the ladder have it worse.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And Globalport is one of those teams whose quarterfinals future is as blurry as pier water.The Batang Pier dropped to 4-5 after losing horribly to Phoenix, 135-108, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum and they lost a vital chance of strengthening their bid for a quarterfinals spot as they still remain at the middle of the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: PBA: Phoenix makes case for quarterfinals spot, sinks Globalport “Phoenix had to win to stay alive, those guys came out playing ready with their backs against the wall,” said forward Sean Anthony who had 15 points and seven boards. “We came in and we weren’t ready for that so now our backs are against the wall.” 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 South African who lost his legs fulfills football dream Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ The Fuel Masters exploited the Batang Pier’s porous defense scoring on a 55.2 percent clip, 48-of-87, including 13-of-32 from deep.Phoenix also capitalized on Globalport’s 19 turnovers scoring on 33 points off the Batang Pier’s miscues.“It’s all our fault, it’s Globalport’s fault, we played terrible defense and terrible help defense,” said big man Kelly Nabong who finished with five rebounds and five assists. “We didn’t challenge shots that much, they made some pretty great shots and there’s nothing you can do if they make shots.”Globalport, though, can’t do anything about the result but move on and try to bounce back in its next two games.Malcolm White said its imperative for them to forget about the loss and get back up.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img

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