#PBA2016 Govs’ Cup Roundup: August 12, 2016



Phoenix handed Mahindra its first loss in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup even as Star absorbed yet another loss, this time at the hands of NLEX.

Game Capsules (adapted from Interaksyon): 

PHOENIX FUEL MASTERS over MAHINDRA ENFORCERS, 100-94
Box Scores. 

The Phoenix Fuel Masters pulled off a massive comeback to deal the Mahindra Enforcer their first loss, 100-94, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.


Coming off a 52-point PBA debut, import Eugene Phelps had a relatively modest outing with 23 points but he got a lot of support from his teammates as Phoenix (2-3) nailed its second straight win.

Cyrus Baguio sank huge baskets down the stretch en route to 22 points. Mark Borboran also made crucial plays late in the game to score 11 of his 13 markers in the fourth quarter that completed their rally from a 20-point deficit.

James White scored 24 points, while Aldrech Ramos chipped in 18 points for Mahindra (4-1) which saw the end of its dream start.

Lines of the Game: 
Eugene Phelps (PHX) - 23pts, 21rebs, 3asts, 1blk.
James White (MAH) - 24pts, 14rebs, 3blks, 1stl, 9/15 FGs.

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NLEX ROAD WARRIORS over STAR HOTSHOTS, 88-85
Box Scores. 

The NLEX Road Warriors made their way back to the winning track after warding off the Star Hotshots, 88-85, in PBA Governors’ Cup action Friday night at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Henry Walker posted 32 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Road Warriors (2-3) which snapped a three-game losing skid.

Garvo Lanete added 15 markers, while Asi Taulava tallied 10 points and 13 boards. Jonas Villanueva also had 10 points.

New Hotshots import Joel Wright scored 28 points and 15 rebounds in his PBA debut but that performance wasn’t enough to prevent Star (1-4) from losing another game.

Lines of the Game: 
Henry Walker (NLX) - 32pts, 11rebs, 2stls, 1ast, 1blk, 5 triples.
Joel Wright (STA) - 28pts, 15rebs, 3asts, 3blks, 1stl, 12/21 FGs.

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