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Matthew Wright on Phoenix’s 4-0 start: Nothing to brag about just yet

/ 08:58 PM February 01, 2019

ANTIPOLO CITY—Phoenix has zoomed right to the top of the PBA Philippine Cup standings with its four consecutive victories. But gunner Matthew Wright said there’s no reason to celebrate.

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At least, not yet.

“We haven’t done anything yet. We haven’t done anything worth bragging about. We haven’t won a playoff game yet,” the Filipino-Canadian marksman told the press shortly after the FuelMasters decimated Blackwater, 114-95, Friday night at Ynares Center here.

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The team’s recent strides, Wright said, is a testament to how much work the FuelMasters have put in.

“We’ve been working our asses off. I feel like we’re jelling together,” he said.

“We’re finding our identity. Whereas before, maybe a year ago, we didn’t have any. We were just another bottom-dwelling team,” said the guard, who accounted for 19 points in Phoenix’s latest conquest.

Wright, who embraced the role of a franchise player by inking a three-year extension with the young PBA team, also had seven boards, seven assists, and five steals in the affair.

“We’re still so far from where we should be,” he said.

Wright’s words echo the sentiment of his coach, Louie Alas, who warned his squad against being satisfied with its current run, especially since the Fuel Masters yet have to face the league’s heavyweights.

“I feel it in my bones that we’re going to be something special,” said Wright. “We just have to keep at it.”

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