New PBA team, Phoenix Fuel Masters notches first franchise win, in their debut game against NLEX Road Warriors 118-106.
The franchise maybe new to the league, but their players are definitely not. Having the core group of former Barako Bull team.The Phoenix Fuel Masters showed evidence of chemistry and was hot from the three point line.
NLEX Road Warriors was leading at the half 47-50. But, Phoenix Fuel Masters, sharp shooter, RR Garcia waxed hot from the outside in the third quarter. Scoring a total of 17 points to finish with 33 points and lead all scorers. NLEX threatened to make a comeback by cutting down Phoenix Fuel Masters lead to six with just less than 4 minutes left in the final period.
But, Phoenix Fuel Masters made a run themselves. RR Garcia continued his hot shooting in the 4th quarter. Import, Andrew Adeleke finish with 18 points and was a monster down low, grabbing 20 rebounds.
Al Thorton lead the way for NLEX Road Warriors with 27 points, while Sean Anthony had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Veteran Big Man, Asi Taulave also finished with 18 points.