Alas says Phoenix not disciplined in endgame

first_imgPhoenix’s loss to the Hotshots was the latest episode of their all too familiar collapse after they squandered a 19-point lead, 29-10, in the first quarter.The Fuel Masters held the lead for more than 41 minutes right before James Yap spearheaded a 14-2 Rain or Shine run as the Elasto Painters wound up with a 104-98 at the 4:11 mark of the fourth quarter.Rain or Shine’s late-game run hit Phoenix like a haymaker as the Fuel Masters staggered to get back into the game.“We have to find ways because we don’t have discipline in the endgame,” said Alas. “We will lead by double figures then we would be carried away.”ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix is currently in ninth and could still get a quarterfinals spot but with the way the team is going it would be hard for the Fuel Masters to make the cut if they keep floundering in the endgame.The Fuel Masters have squandered double-digit leads in three of their last four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We can’t execute,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas after their 108-106 loss to league-leading Rain or Shine Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.“I told my coaches earlier that I don’t believe in moral victories anymore, we need to finish games well,” said Alas in Filipino. “I don’t feel any pressure from the management but finishing games well cannot be taught. The only way we will learn is if we can win in the end-game.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Loss to San Miguel will make TNT better, says Racela Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s all been too familiar for Phoenix this late into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.As teams jockey up for position for the quarterfinals, the Fuel Masters got themselves into a miserable groove losing four straight games in the most disappointing of fashions.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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