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Wright elated at Phoenix’s scintillating start


By Miles Morales

So far, the Phoenix Fuel Masters have been on a tear in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup.

This makes Matthew Wright feels proud to see Phoenix atop the standings and looking every inch a contender it has been aspiring for.

The Fuel Masters booked their fourth straight win with a masterful 114-95 rout of the struggling Blackwater Elite last Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

“Honestly it’s a great feeling. It’s one thing getting drafted by a great team and then just being a part of history,” said Wright, who had 19 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the win.

However, the former Gilas sharpshooter conceded that they to do more in order to sustain their momentum and go deep in the playoffs.

Wright rued the way the Fuel masters played in the fourth quarter, that saw the Elite pull within 17 points after trailing by as many as 37 with under five minutes left in the third.

“We’re still far from where we need to be. We played well in the first three quarters but turned sloppy in the fourth quarter. We didn’t execute well, we didn’t put them away the way we wanted to,” he said.

“Luckily we had a good start. But we gotta have that killer instinct.