As part of the PBA, Governors Cup league, Phoenix Fuel Masters vs. Converge Fiberxers will play at the arena of the home team. Let's briefly PBA recap the standouts. In the 2023 PBA Governors' Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Phoenix Super LPG beat Converge 106-103 behind ENCHO Serrano's 28 points.
Phoenix vs Converge recap
The key basket was scored by Serrano on a floater with 18.7 seconds left to break the deadlock at 103-103. After the victory, Phoenix improved to 3-5 and won its second straight game.
Jamaal Franklin missed a three after the Serrano go-ahead basket. Converge went to Franklin again with 3.5 seconds left, but he struggled to hit the trey that would have sent the game into overtime. In the team standings, the FiberXers are now tied with NLEX at 6-3, instead of joining San Miguel at second place in the standings as they have dropped to 6-3. Following an eight-day rest, Fuel Masters took solo eighth place, avoiding a tie with NorthPort, Rain or Shine, and Terrafirma.
“We got a good rest coming to this game. That was our advantage. 48 minutes of ups and downs were planned. Jamike Jarin, Phoenix coach, said that was their advantage.
“I think they (Converge) got a little bit tired towards the end that’s why we got the win,” said Jarin.
After Phoenix led 21-15 at halftime, Serrano scored all his points in the third half to help Phoenix bounce back after trailing 59-47 at halftime. Tio and Jason Perkins each scored 16 points for the Fuel Masters. Du'Vaughn Maxwell had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Fuel Masters.
Phoenix Super LPG 106 – Serrano 28, Maxwell 19, Tio 16, Perkins 16, Muyang 8, Mocon 7, Camacho 4, Manganti 3, Jazul 3, Garcia 2, Alejandro 0.
Converge 103 – Franklin 30, Balanza 11, Stockton 11, Arana 11, Racal 11, Teng 11, Ahanmisi 10, Tratter 4, Ebona 4, Browne 0.
Quarters: 23-24; 42-49; 66-69; 106-103.
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