Abueva scores near triple-double in PBA return as Phoenix outduels NLEX

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(CNN Philippines, October 26) — Calvin Abueva had a triumphant PBA return as he helped the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters beat the NLEX Road Warriors, 114-110, Monday in the 2020 Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation gym in Pampanga.

Playing in his first game after a 16-month ban, the Kapampangan cager finished the match with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists in 31 minutes of action for the Fuel Masters.

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Matthew Wright tallied a game-high 28 points to go with five asssists and four rebounds. Justin Chua added 19 points and grabbed four rebounds for Phoenix.

Raul Soyud registered a career-high 27 markers and three boards in a losing effort for the Road Warriors.

The Fuel Masters improved their win-loss record to 4-2, while NLEX dropped to 1-5 in the team standings.

Phoenix will next face the Alaska Aces on October 29. On the other hand, the Road Warriors clash with TNT Tropang Giga on the same day.