Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Match Results & Head-to-Head Stats

2024/05/25

Phoenix Fuel Masters and Meralco Bolts were head-to-head with each other in their match for the Commissioner Cup. Phoenix managed to beat Meralco to brighten their chances to advance to the finals of the competition.

This blog will discuss the Phoenix vs Meralco recap, players who performed in the match, the scorecard of this match, how the match turned out, and a head-to-head analysis of both teams considering their last 10 games in various conferences in the Philippines Basketball Association.

Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Match Results & Head-to-Head Stats

Phoenix Beat Meralco in an important game in the Commissioner Cup

As per all PBA results , in a match against Meralco at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 10, Phoenix secured a valuable twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals with a 93-83 victory.

Even if Phoenix ends up tied with San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra, and Meralco at the end of the elimination round, they will still finish no lower than fourth place in the standings.

In order to secure a spot in the top four and earn a playoff bonus, Meralco must win their last game against Terrafirma. Additionally, they need either San Miguel or Ginebra to lose their final game.

Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Match Results & Head-to-Head Stats

Phoenix vs Meralco Recap of the match

In the opening quarter, Perkins and Tio led the charge with 8 and 7 points, respectively. This helped the Fuel Masters establish their largest lead of the game, stretching it to 31-16.

Trailing by 14 points midway through the fourth quarter at 72-86, Meralco mounted a comeback, narrowing the gap to 83-88 with an 11-2 run highlighted by a Cliff Hodge three-pointer and a Shonn Miller slam dunk.

Despite committing a couple of turnovers that appeared to put them in a difficult position, Phoenix was fortunate as Meralco couldn't capitalize on the mistakes. Fuel Masters' captain RJ Jazul then sealed the game with a crucial three-pointer with under 1:20 minutes remaining. Jazul had a great match as he scored 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, while his teammate Tyler Tio added 15 points as Phoenix was on a roll and secured their 7th win in their last 8 PBA Commissioner Cup games in all PBA results.

Despite the loss, Miller led the Bolts' efforts with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 steals. As per the Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Meralco couldn't capitalize on the momentum from their recent win over the league-leading Hotshots in Iloilo City.

Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Match Results & Head-to-Head Stats

Final Scorecard:

  • Meralco scored 83 Points
    Miller 19, Banchero 15, Newsome 13, Quinto 10, Black 8, Almazan 8, Rios 5, Hodge 5, Pascual 0, Maliksi 0, Bates 0, Caram 0.
  • Phoenix scored 93 points
    Perkins 22, Williams 19, Tio 15, Jazul 13, Tuffin 6, Mocon 5, Rivero 5, Alejandro 4, Verano 2, Manganti 2, Camacho 0, Siyud 0, Garcia 0.
  • Quarters wise Points
    31-19, 54-47, 78-66, 93-83.

Phoenix Key Players were outstanding During the match

In this Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Phoenix forward, Jason Perkins took the charge early on in the game and his teammate import Johnathan Williams III partnered with him and delivered a stellar performance.

Their performances on the court helped the Phoenix Fuel Masters to bounce back to victory and claim solo second place in the standings with an 8-2 record. They are now just behind Magnolia Hotshots in the league table who hold the top spot with a 9-2 record.

Perkins gave a handy performance that is complemented by his 22 points and 8 rebounds, while Williams contributed 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists in their win against Meralco. This victory over Meralco sealed the deal for Phoenix's first win-once advantage since the 2020 Philippine Cup.

Chris Banchero was crucial for the Meralco Bolts and made key contributions with his presence on the court. He scored 15 points and added 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Meanwhile, his teammate Chris Newsome was also unstoppable that night and gave a solid performance with 13 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals as per all PBA results.

In the opening quarter, Perkins and Tio led the charge with 8 and 7 points, respectively. This helped the Fuel Masters establish their largest lead of the game, stretching it to 31-16.  Trailing by 14 points midway through the fourth quarter at 72-86, Meralco mounted a comeback, narrowing the gap to 83-88 with an 11-2 run highlighted by a Cliff Hodge three-pointer and a Shonn Miller slam dunk.  Despite committing a couple of turnovers that appeared to put them in a difficult position, Phoenix was fortunate as Meralco couldn't capitalize on the mistakes. Fuel Masters' captain RJ Jazul then sealed the game with a crucial three-pointer with under 1:20 minutes remaining. Jazul had a great match as he scored 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, while his teammate Tyler Tio added 15 points as Phoenix was on a roll and secured their 7th win in their last 8 PBA Commissioner Cup games in all PBA results.  Despite the loss, Miller led the Bolts' efforts with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 steals. As per the Phoenix vs Meralco Recap, Meralco couldn't capitalize on the momentum from their recent win over the league-leading Hotshots in Iloilo City.

Meralco Bolts vs Phoenix Fuelmasters Head-to-Head Stats

Here is the head-to-head record of Meralco Bolts and Phoenix Fuel Masters in their last 10 encounters against each other.

Day Date Competition Home Team Score Line Away Team
Sun 21/01/2024 Commissioners Cup Meralco Bolts 84 - 88 Phoenix Fuel Masters
Wed 17/01/2024 Commissioners Cup Phoenix Fuel Masters 107-116 Meralco Bolts
Wed 10/01/2024 Commissioners Cup Phoenix Fuel Masters 93 - 83 Meralco Bolts
Sun 05/03/2023 Governors Cup Meralco Bolts 92 - 86 Phoenix Fuel Masters
Wed 19/10/2022 Commissioners Cup Meralco Bolts 82 - 89 Phoenix Fuel Masters
Sat 11/06/2022 Philippine Cup Meralco Bolts 109 - 98 Phoenix Fuel Masters
Fri 11/03/2022 Governors Cup Phoenix Fuel Masters 90 - 109 Meralco Bolts
Wed 28/07/2021 Philippine Cup Phoenix Fuel Masters 80 - 91 Meralco Bolts
Mon 12/10/2020 Philippine Cup Phoenix Fuel Masters 116 - 98 Meralco Bolts
Sun 06/10/2019 Governors Cup Phoenix Fuel Masters 94 - 111 Meralco Bolts
Tables Meralco Bolts Phoenix Fuel Masters
x Total Home Away Total Home Away
Games Played 10 4 6 10 6 4
Won 6 2 4 4 2 2
Lost 4 2 2 6 4 2
Average Points For 97.5 91.75 101.33 94.1 96.67 90.25
Average Points Against 94.1 90.25 96.67 97.5 101.33 91.7

Phoenix vs Meralco Next Match Prediction:

On Friday, April 26, 2024, Phoenix Fuel Masters will face off against Meralco Bolts once again but this time for the Philippine Cup conference. Meralco Bolts will definitely start the game as favorites as per the betting odds. Furthermore, the head-to-head stats of these teams suggest that whenever they play in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), they give away a tough fight to each other, and in the last two matches, both teams secured a victory and this time meralco will be the favorite to win the match in the Philippine Cup.

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