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Jason Perkins' hot game pushes Phoenix past Terrafirma

Jason Perkins was almost unstoppable for the Fuel Masters as they got back on the winning track. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--All it took was a blast from Jason Perkins for Phoenix to take down a streaking Terrafirma squad.

Perkins took over for the Fuel Masters even as they pulled away in the final frame to edge the Dyip, 96-84, in their PBA Philippine Cup game at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Perkins exploded for 20 points in the first half to keep Phoenix afloat against Terrafirma, which was trying to keep its winning streak alive.

Perkins fizzled a bit in the second half and finished short of a career-high after totaling 28 points, but his fellow Fuel Masters took over as they pulled away for good in the fourth quarter.

Perkins went 10-of-17 from the field alongside four rebounds and four assists for Phoenix, which not just snapped Terrafirma's three-game streak but also tied its victim at 3-5.

Vic Manuel added 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, four rebounds, and one steal for the Fuel Masters.

Aldrech Ramos put up 13 markers, four boards, one dime, and one block for the Dyip.

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