PBA: Jameel McKay's 40-20 game fuels Phoenix past handicapped Alaska

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2017 06:37 PM | Updated as of Apr 21 2017 07:39 PM

RJ Jazul, traded from Phoenix to Alaska this season, scored the insurance baskets to preserve the Fuel Masters' victory on Friday. Courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau

Jameel McKay feasted on Alaska by tallying 42 points and 22 rebounds to lead Phoenix to a 94-86 win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Araneta Coliseum on Friday.

McKay, who scored 17 of his team's 25 points in the 1st quarter, dumped 11 more in the 4th where Phoenix went up by double digits and kept Alaska at bay.

Alaska made it 90-84 with 64 seconds remaining on back-to-back 3-pointers by JV Casio and Corey Jefferson.

But RJ Jazul, traded from Phoenix to Alaska this season, scored on a floater and converted 2 free throws to preserve the victory.

Alaska, which lost its 2nd straight game, dropped to 4-2 in the standings, while Phoenix upped its record to 3-4.

Jefferson scored 31 points to lead Alaska, which was without Calvin Abueva and Vic Manuel because of injuries.

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