PBA: RJ Jazul, Phoenix dismantle NLEX to get back on track

Phoenix heated up from the three-point zone and pressured the defense to claim its third win against NLEX in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup.

Phoenix seized control early, then defeated several NLEX rallies before cruising to a 112-77 win over the Road Warriors to quickly rebound in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday April 20.

The Fuel Masters were last losers in their previous match against Magnolia and relied on the hot hands of RJ Jazul to pump life into their flickering play-off hopes after recording their third win in eight games.

Jazul beat NLEX from long range, draining six triples on his way to 19 points that he scored with four rebounds and four assists.

In all, Phoenix shot 17 of 33 from three-point territory, which they used as a springboard for the loss.