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Phoenix spoils Bong Quinto's career game, zaps Meralco for 3rd straight win

Kaleb Wesson helped Phoenix withstand Meralco's final push. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Phoenix survived a comeback bid from Meralco led by Bong Quinto's huge game for an 89-82 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena.

Just when the Fuel Masters were on the verge of blowing out the Bolts after leading by as much as 18 points, the latter went on an 11-0 run to cut the lead down to seven, 84-77.

Phoenix finally shut the door on Meralco when after an exchange of threes from Tyler Tio and Aaron Black, Kaleb Wesson scored a mid-range jumper with exactly a hundred seconds left to give his team an 89-80 cushion.

Wesson led the Fuel Masters, who won for the third straight game after a 0-3 start, with 23 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal.

Tio and Encho Serrano each added 14 points.

Quinto finished with a career-high 22 points alongside six rebounds, three assists, and three steals for the Bolts, who dropped to 1-4.

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