Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup between the Phoenix Super LPG Fuelmasters and the Bay Area Dragons scheduled on October 1, 2022, at 4:30 PM.
The Dragons are eyeing a three-game winning streak and keeping their number-one position in the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings while the Fuelmasters are itching to snap their two-game slump. All of this basketball action will be witnessed this afternoon at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
After their demolishing performance against the Blackwater Bossing during their PBA debut, the visiting Dragons were treated to a close-game type of match where it ended with a dramatic finish as Myles Powell hit a contested three-pointer to beat the buzzer which resulted in another victory.
“We just executed. We got a stop, we came down, they put the ball in my hands and it was game time,” said Powell who dropped 37 points in that contest and remained to be a scoring machine after their initial two outings.
For Phoenix on the other hand, finally, their needed reinforcement has arrived as Sean Anthony and Jake Pascual are both reported to be available in their today’s schedule.
“It’s nice lang na makakabalik na si Sean Anthony. He has been practicing with us since Monday so kahit papaano nagkaroon ulit kami ng beterano sa loob,” said by head Phoenix head coach Topex Robinson. “Jake is also good to go.”
With Matthew Wright out of the picture on the Phoenix roster, Jason Perkins out for this conference after he underwent knee surgery, and Sean Manganti continuing to be a day-to-day, these will allow other Fuelmasters’ players to step up and gain more playing minutes.
“Lost opportunity there opens up opportunity para sa iba. Iyon na lang talaga for guys like Simon Camacho, Chris Lalata, Larry Muyang,” Robinson said.
Actually, Phoenix didn’t play badly at all apart from starting their current 0-2 win-loss card. In their second conference opener, they’re on their way to getting a win but are unable to control the momentum in the fourth quarter versus the NorthPort Batang Pier. In their second game versus the Blackwater Bossing, they led as much as 11 points early in the game yet once again squandered their positive margin in the fourth quarter.
Coach Robinson might already be aware of how his squad’s performance in the winning moments of the game and without a doubt adjustments are already in place.
“Sa amin naman, laruin lang namin ‘yung dapat naming laruin, ‘yung pinaghandaan namin. Give ourselves a chance to compete,” Robinson also said. “Rather than matakot ka doon. Gawin mo na lang na exciting siya. Bilog pa rin ang bola. If you play your cards right and hopefully with a little stroke ng suwerte, malay mo?”