Phoenix Fuel Masters' Jameel McKay showed a monster 20-20 game while RJ Jazul's unstoppable power shots rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 84-72, in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
McKay scored 22 points and Jazul delivered 21 points to help the Phoenix increased to 4-5.
The Fuel Masters got the win without the star rookie Matthew Wright who is also a part of Gilas Pilipinas and now training for the upcoming SEABA Championship next week.
Stanley Pringle of Global Port scored 25 points built with 9 rebounds and 6 assists, but Global Port fell back to 2-6 as it also missed the presence of Terrence Romeo who, like Wright, is currently in training with the national team.
Phoenix was at a 15-point deficit after the first half, but managed to take the lead after the third quarter 57-55, behind the power hands of McKay who scored 13 in the period.
The Fuel Masters extended their lead in the last quarter. Jazul then made huge baskets to dominate GlobalPort and win the game.The scores:
PHOENIX 84 - McKay 22, Jazul 21, Baguio 8, Lanete 6, Eriobu 6, Torres 5, Borboran 4, Alolino 4, Dehesa 4, Kramer 2, W. Wilson 2, Intal 0, J. Wilson 0.
GLOBALPORT 72 - Pringle 25, White 16, Cortez 12, Aban 7, Quinahan 4, Forrester 3, Pessumal 3, Mamaril 2, Maierhofer 0, Ababou 0, Urbiztondo 0.
Quarterscores: 14-28, 27-36, 57-55, 84-72.