PBA Philippine Cup

Sensational Matthew Wright tops PBA stats race

Delfin Dioquino
Sensational Matthew Wright tops PBA stats race

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright has been the main man for Phoenix in the PBA Philippine Cup.

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Matthew Wright edges Terrafirma star CJ Perez and Phoenix teammate Jason Perkins for the top spot in statistical points

Everything seems to be going right for Matthew Wright in the PBA Philippine Cup.

Aside from keying Phoenix back to the semifinals after a two-conference playoff drought, Wright emerged at the top of the statistical points (SPs) race by the end of the elimination round.

Wright collected 39.5 SPs with averages of 22.8 points, 6.0 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals as he led Phoenix to an 8-3 record, tied with Barangay Ginebra.

CJ Perez, despite Terrafirma finishing tied at last place with NorthPort with a 1-10 record, is just behind Wright with 35.7 SPs after norming a league-leading 24.4 points on top of 6.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

While Wright has been the main man for Phoenix, Jason Perkins has also been pivotal to their success, as proven by his No. 3 ranking in the race with 35.5 SPs off his 19.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists averages.

Rounding out the top 5 are TNT’s Ray Parks, who had 35.5 SPs built around his 20.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, and NorthPort’s Christian Standhardinger, who had 34.6 SPs after putting up 19.9 points and a PBA-best 12.0 rebounds.

Completing the top 10 are TNT’s Roger Pogoy (34.3) and Jayson Castro (33.6), Barangay Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle (33.6) and Scottie Thompson (33.2), and San Miguel’s Mo Tautuaa (33.0).

Terrafirma’s Roosevelt Adams leads the rookies with 20.3 SPs after tallying 10.3 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Meralco’s Aaron Black and Magnolia’s Aris Dionisio netted 18.7 and 17.9 SPs, respectively.

Black churned out 7.2 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Dionisio chalked up 6.5 points and 3.0 rebounds. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.