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Mathew Wright named PBA Player of the Week


Behind Matthew Wright’s scintillating performances, Phoenix’s fate in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup suddenly changed.

The Fuel Masters have won back-to-back games to climb to the .500 mark and stay in contention for a berth in the eight-team playoffs.

The 28-year-old gunner averaged 30 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists in the team’s victories over top teams NorthPort and Barangay Ginebra to emerge the unanimous choice as the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period June 24 to July 1.

Wright bested Mark Barroca and Paul Lee of Magnolia, Jericho Cruz of NLEX, Columbian Dyip rookie CJ Perez, and the Barangay Ginebra trio of Stanley Pringle, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar.

Wright had 28 points, five rebounds, and six assists as the Fuel Masters toppled erstwhile leader NorthPort, 97-87.

But Wright reserved his best against Barangay Ginebra, erupting for 32 points to rally back Phoenix from a 14-point deficit to eke out a 111-103 victory.