Phoenix seeks 3 rd straight
win against Rain or Shine in PBA
Phoenix takes on Rain or Shine for its next assignment in the PBA Philippine Cup, a team which coach Louie Alas considers as almost similar to the NLEX Road Warriors, who the Fuel Masters defeated in their last outing.
But Alas said that doesn't guarantee an instant victory for the surging Fuel Masters in their 4:30 p.m. encounter today with the Elasto Painters at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Fuel Masters are on a roll these days, having won back-to-back games after losing their season debut against defending champion San Miguel for a 2-1 record. A win over NLEX guarantees them of a share of second place with idle Magnolia.
Fajardo joins Gilas practice
After missing the first practice session, Junemar Fajardo made an appearance as the weekly Gilas training for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers second window continued Monday night at the Meralco Gym in Pasig.
Also in attendance among the seniors were Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Kiefer Ravena, Allein Maliksi, Jio Jalalon, Matt Wright, Carl Cruz, Troy Rosario, and Kevin Alas. RR Pogoy also showed up, but he did not suit up for practice.
Calvin Abueva, Jayson Castro, and Raymond Almazan were absent in practice, but according to team manager Butch Antonio, Abueva excused himself.