The Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 4:00 PM on October 29, 2020 live from the AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Phoenix’s Calvin “The Beast” Abueva amassed near triple-double numbers to herald his comeback from indefinite suspension. The scoring outburst by the returning forward eventually paves the way towards Fuel Masters’ 114-110 conquest of the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA bubble.
Abueva hardly showed rust from his long layoff collecting 21 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists to help Phoenix jacked up their stock in the Top Four with a 4-2 win-loss record.
Meanwhile, Matthew Wright, Jason Perkins, and Justin Chua displayed their usual stuff for the Fuel Masters, who made a key turnaround from 14 points down in the third period and went on to deal with the NLEX Road Warriors a fifth loss against a lone win. The three all scored double digits with Wright poured in 28 points, including four treys, Perkins piled up his own double-double with 20 markers and 13 boards while Chua scored 19 points and knocked in two three-pointers and drained four charities at the finish to help Phoenix through.
Coach Topex Robinson acknowledged the key contribution of Abueva that boosted the entire Phoenix team.
Meanwhile, Alaska Milk Aces simply pounced on the Terrafirma Dyip’s woeful windup, eking out a 99-96 decision. The Aces played with poise and composure in the homestretch that the Dyip just couldn’t match and, thus, notched a fourth win against three defeats.
Jvee Casio scored the go-ahead basket on a layup, then Maverick Ahanmisi and Jesper Ayaay drained a free throw each as the Aces bounced back from a loss to the San Miguel Beer the last time out.
Rob Herndon also had a solid outing, chipping in 12 points, four rebounds, and one assist, while Abu Tratter collected double-double numbers with 10 markers and 11 boards and guards Casio and Mike Digregorio chipped in 11 points apiece.