MANILA, Philippines – Matthew Wright has long confirmed his reputation as one of the better PBA players, having several all-star games MVPs in his name and being included in the 2018. Mythical second team.
But in the current Philippine Cup, Wright eventually smashed the glass ceiling, which advisedly prevented it from becoming a superstar in the eyes of spectators.
Wright was the driving force behind Phoenix’s adventurous semi-final, and his right ankle didn’t stop him from putting his team on his back, especially in Fuel Masters 92-89 with 3 wins on TNT.
Head coach Topex Robinson feared fear and at the same time didn’t surprise Wright’s attitude, despite a sore ankle that prevented him from playing his entire game in Game 2.
“Matthew has just said that it doesn’t matter to him whether he has a bad ankle or not, that’s not an excuse for him,” Robinson told the University of Angeles Foundation on Sunday. “He said, ‘Just call the coach in my name, I’m ready and I’ll contribute.’
“He doesn’t give up this opportunity and this platform to inspire a lot of people.”
Wright injured his ankle in Game 1 of the series and played moderately in Game 2 as he recovered from the pain.
Although the ankle had not fully recovered, Wright suffered pain and scored 25 points, shooting 5 of 11 from the depths, including a dagger jumper who increased the Fuel Masters 2-1 in a five-game series.
“His ankle is still swollen, but he said,‘ If I don’t play now, when will I play? “Robinson said.” “At the same time, he can’t disappoint his team. He has to be there. He may excuse himself and not play, but he said he would just let it fly. “
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