Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:30:10 +0000
By JEREMIAH SEVILLA
SMART CLARK GIGA CITY– Calvin Abueva emerged as the unanimous Cignal TV-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week as he unleashed his fiery form when Phoenix needed it most in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.
With main man Matthew Wright seeing limited action due to a sprained right ankle, Abueva took charge for the Fuel Masters to secure a 2-1 series lead against the TNT Tropang Giga and inch closer to their first-ever finals appearance.
After a 95-92 loss in Game 1 where Wright went down early, the 32-year-old banger drilled in a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds to go with four assists and two steals in a 110-103 victory in Game 2.
The pride of Angeles City, Pampanga then pumped in 24 points, 14 boards, six dimes and four steals to complement Wright’s 25-point bounce-back effort