The Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 7:00 P.M. on July 26, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Batang Pier is looking to make a bounce after a heart-breaking loss in their opening game while the Fuel Masters are aiming to take the top spot of the 2017 PBA Governor’s Cup standings.
Things are definetely looking very well for coach Ariel Vanguardia and for the entire Phoenix team.
Vanguardia is now staring at the best start of the franchise at 2-0 win-loss record, got probably the best import this conference in Eugene Phelps and now the sharpshooting Matthew Wright is coming back as a Phoenix Fuel Master.
Despite of having all of these upsides, Phoenix coach still not relaxing in preparing to their tonight’s schedule game especially that their opponent will parade a new import.
“We got to be sharp on the court adjustments since Globalport has a new import,” said Vanguardia.
“The first two games, we played wing imports,” said the Phoenix mentor, referring to KIA’s Markeith Cummings and LaDontae Henton of Alaska.
“This time it’s a big man in Holloway. I think he complements (Terrence) Romeo and (Stanley) Pringle well.”
PBA Live Streaming: Phoenix vs GlobalPort (July 26, 2017)
GlobalPort on the other hand almost had the first win in their last outing against Rain or Shine. As usual, Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle took care the scoring damage to keep Batang Pier’s hope alive.
The missing piece why they weren’t able to take home the bacon was the scoring absence of their import.
Jabril Trawick only scored three points and grabbed four rebounds who committed his sixth foul still early in the fourth quarter.
Coach Franz Pumaren was so quick to make the necessary adjustment and brought in Murphy Holloway.
Holloway stands at 6’4″ and play as a big-man in contrast to their former foreign hire player.
“Puno na kasi kami sa wings with Terrence and Stanley around,” said GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan. “Yung may laro sa loob talaga ang need namin, which hopefully, Holloway can provide us.”