Phoenix rising

Phoenix Pulse couldn't have picked a better day to rise from the ashes and get back in the thick of its best-of-seven semifinal fight with San Miguel Beer in the PBA Philippine Cup. Heeding its coach's call to be "tougher than their toughest," the Fuel Masters sliced their Final Four deficit with the Beermen to 2-1 after a gutsy 92-90 Easter Sunday win at Smart Araneta Coliseum and keep alive hopes of making a first title series appearance alive. Calvin Abueva was the spearhead of the Phoenix offense in the first three quarters, before Matthew Wright hit six straight free throws in the dying minutes that preserved the victory and give the Fuel Masters some form of momentum heading ...

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