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    Frustrated Wright says Phoenix in need of soul-searching as losses keep piling up

    Aug 30, 2017
    Matthew Wright is left frustrated as Phoenix loses its seventh straight game.

    "WE just gotta look in the mirror and do a lot of soul-searching."

    This was what a frustrated Matthew Wright had to say in the aftermath of a 105-92 Phoenix loss to Ginebra - the team's seventh straight defeat in the PBA Governors' Cup after a 2-0 start.

    During that woeful stretch, Phoenix switched imports and brought in new players via trades - all of which made the Fuel Masters look like a brand-new team, according to Wright.

    But the losses kept piling up.

    With their fate in the season-ending conference in the balance, Wright said it is important for the beleaguered Fuel Masters to change their mentality.

    [See Aguilar sets the tone as Ginebra heaps more misery on Phoenix]

    "Everyone's frustrated. We have to find a way to break the cycle. Losing is contagious, so we just have to change our mentality," said the Gilas sniper, who finished with 21 points in a losing cause.

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    "We can't blame any outside factors. This conference has been a pretty tough one for us," said Wright, who is coming off a stint with Gilas in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon.

    The team, at least, can use a long break to get its act together - 13 days, to be exact, to figure things out before taking on streaking Rain or Shine side in a must-win game.

    "I'm gonna be staying in shape. We're gonna practice and prepare for Rain or Shine. It's basically a do or die game. If we lose this we're done," Wright said.

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