MANILA, Philippines –The PBA on Tour begins at the Pasig Ynares Sports Arena. The Fuel masters have been doing well in the preseason despite losing important players, including Encho Serrano. They won their first two games before losing to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 104 to 113, in their most recent match.
On the other hand, the Road Warriors have struggled with a depleted roster without Sean Anthony, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, Anthony Semerad, and other key players, as evidenced by their 0 to 3 records.
With Kevin Alas and his friends eager to get past the hurdle, the Fuel Masters-Road Warriors fight still has the potential to be a nail-biter.
It’s also fascinating to watch how well-rested Raul Soyud performs against his old squad.
The University of the Philippines center, who stands 6 feet 5 inches tall, has been one of the league’s top players, racking up double-double totals in each of the series’ first three games.
In their 106 to 101 victory over San Miguel Beer on May 24, Soyud scored 10 points and grabbed the same number of boards. On May 28, they upped their game even more, defeating Meralco 100 to 93 thanks to 25 points and 13 boards.
With 24 points and 13 rebounds despite the Fuel Masters’ loss to the Elasto Painters, Soyud was still the team’s top performer.
Another Fuel Master with double-double digits is Larry Muyang.
In a sustained breakthrough performance from the previous PBA season, he averaged 14.6 points and 12 rebounds.
Additionally, Phoenix attracts strong performances from Sean Manganti, RR Garcia, Tyler Tio, and Jjay Alejandro.
Ravena and his teammates are nevertheless optimistic that they will soon find their groove and be able to compete with the Fuel Masters.
After suffering defeats at the hands of Blackwater, Rain or Shine, and Magnolia, they are determined to enter the win column.