The Alaska Aces have shown the exit doors to the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters as the latter is now eliminated from the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
The final score was 105-102 in favor of the Aces.
In his second game as a member of Alaska, Maverick Ahanmisi was named as the Best Player of the Game as he sparked his team in the fourth period with his back-to-back triples.
Ahanmisi delivered 12 points for Jeff Cariaso while Vic Manuel added 20 points shooting 52 percent from the field.
The Aces started the first strongly as they pounded Phoenix with a 21-4 scoring blast.
Yet, in the second quarter, the Fuel Masters were able to recover and took the driver seat at the end of the first half.
In the third frame, it’s like a tug-of-war kind of game as the score swing back and forth between the two squads.
In the final quarter particularly at the 2:46 mark, it seems that Alaska will have an easy walk going to the winner’s podium but Phoenix have other things in their mind.
They made their final push and put their team within striking distance after Matthew Wright swished his three-pointer, 102-103 with only 14 seconds remaining.
Then Alaska scored its last two points from the free-throw line courtesy of JV Casio after an intentional foul committed by Jason Perkins.
Phoenix had the last chance to tie the game but the three-point attempt of Perkins was off.
Matthew Wright led the Fuel Masters in scoring with his 25 points along with his ten dimes while their Alonzo Gee added 23 markers and six boards.
Without a doubt, Alaska is on a roll as they logged their three straight victories and have a better chance on qualifying to the quarterfinals round.
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Alaska vs Phoenix Box Score
Aces (105) – Enciso 9, Tratter 7, Teng 17, House 15, Racal 11, Herndon 3, Ahanmisi 12, Casio 9, Manuel 20, Brondial 2
Fuel Masters (102) – Perkins 18, Jazul 2, Gee 23, Wright 25, Kramer 2, Gamboa 2, Potts 4, Intal 2, Mallari 5, Napoles 3, Chua 16