Phelps monster game helps Phoenix overpower Columbian, 113-107
August 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum
By Rock Punzalan
PBA News 2018: Eugene Phelps monster game helped Phoenix overpower Columbian, 113-107, in the eliminations of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Phelps hauled 50 points, 17 rebounds and 8 blocks, while newly-traded Calvin Abueva chipped-in 12 buckets, 13 boards and 3 swats.
➤ Phelps registered his third 50-point performance in his PBA career.
➤ Phoenix also got stellar numbers from Jason Perkins who had 11 goals, 5 rebounds and 5 dimes, while high-flyer JC Intal made 11 points.
➤ Local Jerramy King starred for Columbian Dyip with his 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals, while Akeem Wright dropped 25 markers, 14 caroms and 6 dishes.
➤ “The Beast” Abueva played his first game in the Governors’ Cup after being traded by Alaska to Phoenix during the Commissioner’s Cup. Calvin also swatted away a potential game winning trey by King in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter with score at 109-107.
➤ Dyip is still winless in the Governors’ Cup, while Phoenix began its campaign on a good note at 1-0 slate.