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Injured Wright also begs off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Matthew Wright is the fourth PBA player to withdraw from the original 24-man pool

INJURED. Matthew Wright says he wanted to join Gilas Pilipinas but needs to rehabilitate his ankle. Photo from FIBA

Injured Wright to miss 4-5 Gilas training days

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Matthew Wright sustains a foot injury that will sideline him in a crucial stretch before the FIBA World Cup kicks off on August 31

SIDELINED. Matthew Wright is expected to fill in the void left by the injured Marcio Lassiter in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Erram, Wright day-to-day for Gilas due to injuries

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Poy Erram and Matthew Wright will undergo tests to determine their exact injuries

BAD LANDING. Poy Erram suffers a right ankle sprain. Photo from FIBA

Phoenix hero Wright endures mild bronchitis: 'This is the playoffs'

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The 28-year-old guard comes up clutch as Phoenix trails 1-2 against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

CLUTCH. Matthew Wright prevents another Phoenix meltdown. Photo from PBA Images

Wright says red-hot Phoenix still has plenty to prove

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The Filipino-Canadian gunner, though, takes pride that the Fuel Masters have now built an identity as they soar to a franchise-best 4-0 start

FRANCHISE PLAYER. Matthew Wright has been one of the key reasons Phoenix has turned into the hottest PBA team right now. Photo from PBA Images

Matthew Wright eager to shake off suspension 'stigma'

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Known for his outside sniping and scoring, Wright will be a welcome addition for Team Pilipinas against Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

BACK AT IT. Matthew Wright returns to national team duty after serving a one-game suspension from FIBA. Photo from

Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright back in Gilas final 12 vs Qatar

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The two Team Pilipinas mainstays finish serving their respective one-game suspensions from FIBA

BACK AT IT. Japeth Aguilar (second to the right) and Matthew Wright (rightmost) return to national team duties. Photo from FIBA

Wright all riled up over technical foul

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The Phoenix guard expresses disappointment over the officiating after picking up a foul despite getting clotheslined by Malcolm White

UNFAIR. Matthew Wright believes that the league should do something about Malcolm White's behavior during the game. Photo by PBA Images

Phoenix faces tough road to playoffs with PBA heavyweights waiting

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The Fuel Masters will be meeting juggernauts in Rain or Shine and Alaska in the final stretch of their elimination campaign

PURSUIT FOR PERFECTION. Matthew Wright and the Phoenix Fuel Masters need to win all of their final 3 games to secure a sure seat in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

'Mad' about LeBron's buzzer-beater on his Raptors, Wright hits own winner

May 06, 2018 - 11:47 PM

The Filipino-Canadian says he tried to channel his 'inner Mamba' in his clutch performance against the Magnolia Hotshots

COLD-BLOODED. Matthew Wright proves he is clutch in games held at the Mall of Asia Arena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Matthew Wright not cheering for other teams to win PH Cup title

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:18 AM

'I don't care who wins,' says Matthew Wright, who is set to return to Canada to spend the break after the Phoenix Fuel Masters crashed out of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup

RESTART. Matthew Wright says he needs the long break to refresh his mind from basketball. Photo by PBA Images

Matthew Wright gets perfect birthday gift in Phoenix's win over TNT

Feb 07, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Phoenix Fuel Masters take down the TNT KaTropa for the first time in franchise history

BIRTHDAY. Phoenix Fuel Masters' Matthew Wright celebrates his birthday with a win over the TNT KaTropa. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Magnolia stretches win streak to 3, nips Phoenix in come-from-behind fashion

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The Hotshots hack out a come-from-behind win over the Fuel Masters

BIG NIGHT. Paul Lee had 20 points and 5 rebounds for the Hotshots. Photo by PBA Images

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Phoenix avoids 4th quarter collapse, hands NLEX first loss

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Both teams now hold a 2-1 record in the 2018 Philippine Cup

FUEL. Matthew Wright fuels Phoenix with 19 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Phoenix sends Kia to 14th straight defeat with 23-point romp

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Kia's losing streak continues as Phoenix runs up the score

FUELED UP. Matthew Wright, plus Justin Chua and JC Intal each scored 15 points each in the balanced effort. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX survives Phoenix, Wright's 42 to end Comms Cup with back-to-back wins

May 27, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Road Warriors gain some rhythm and win back to back outings to close out this conference strong

TEAM HIGH. Alex Mallari takes a shot in a game against Phoenix. He posts a team-high 22 points in a win for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images

Terrence Romeo is again a rockstar as Malaysian players idolize him

May 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Terrence Romeo was seen granting photo opportunities to several Malaysian players on the court

PHOTO OP. Terrence Romeo grants a photo opportunity to a member of the Malaysian team after Gilas Pilipinas' win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The top 5 rookies in the PBA so far

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Which top PBA rookies have shined the most early into the season?

Never satisfied, rookie Matthew Wright continues to learn the PBA game

Dec 29, 2016 - 6:11 PM

The Fuelmasters rookie also discusses his team s impressive comeback against GlobalPort

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau