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    Alas turns to prayers as Phoenix stands on brink of elimination

    Jul 12, 2019
    PHOTO: jerome ascaño

    PRAYERS, lots of it.

    That’s what Phoenix needs at the moment as it awaits its playoff fate in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

    Coach Louie Alas said the Fuel Masters going down against NLEX on Friday night at the Astrodome was a tough blow to the team’s chances of making the playoffs of the mid-season conference.

    By ending its elimination round campaign with a 4-7 record, the team now hopes Alaska and Meralco, the two other ballclubs it is expected to fight for the eighth and final quarterfinal slot, won’t win any of their remaining games.

    “Our fate is not with us already. We need a lot prayers. It is what it is,” said Alas following the Fuel Masters’ third straight loss. “May mga bagay na beyond your control na, e. Those are the things that are beyond my control.”


      The best Phoenix could hope for is create a two-way tie for eighth place with Alaska, which meant the two teams going against each other in a playoff for the last quarterfinals berth.

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      Just in case, Alas said the Fuel Masters will still practice for Monday in case there would be a playoff.

      Hope still springs etenral for the Phoenix coach.

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