Two teams have already earned a seat in the coveted ABL Playoffs. Now, only two spots remain and it’s anybody’s ball game!
Things get a lot more interesting as we head towards the latter part of the regular season.
Here are your ABL Week 13 Power Rankings:
- San Miguel Alab Pilpinas (Record: 11-4)
Previous Week: 1
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ win over the Formosa Dreamers last Sunday earned them a seat in the playoffs. Alab joins Hong Kong Eastern as the only two teams currently boasting 11 wins.
Justin Brownlee provided the firepower for the Philippine squad against the Dreamers. He stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 4 blocks.
- Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team (Record: 11-2)
Previous Week: 3
In a battle between two of the top teams in the league, it was the Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team who prevailed. The defending champions squared off against Chong Son Kung Fu last Tuesday in an action-packed encounter.
Hong Kong came up with the 88-76 win thanks to an all-around team effort. All five Hong Kong starters ended up with double-figures with Christian Stanhardinger leading the way.
- Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club (Record: 9-3)
Previous Week: 2
Chong Son suffered its third defeat when it clashed against Hong Kong. The trio of Mikh McKinney, Anthony Tucker, and Justin Howard provided a ton of scoring for Chong Son but they were missing one significant contributor. Caelan Tiongson only mustered 8 points on 3-for-11 shooting. Although he did haul down 16 rebounds his offense would have been most welcome especially against a stacked team like Hong Kong.
- Mono Vampire Basketball Club (Record: 10-5)
Previous Week: 5
Mono moved into our fourth spot with their impressive win over the Saigon Heat. It was their fourth meeting against the Saigon squad and Michael Singletary and Samuel Deguara made sure that they would come out victorious.
Singletary tallied a season-high 35 points while also getting 15 rebounds, and 8 assists. Meanwhile, Deguara normed 33 points and 14 rebounds.
- Saigon Heat (Record: 7-7)
Previous Week: 4
The Saigon Heat bounced back from their loss against Mono by taking down the CLS Knights. It was huge win for the Heat considering they were without their Heritage Import Moses Morgan. The prolific scorer suffered a leg injury from their previous game and was forced to sit out against the Knights.
Fortunately, Maxie Esho, Akeem Scott, and the rest of the Heat stepped up their game to earn their seventh win of the season.
- Singapore Slingers (Record: 8-7)
Previous Week: 6
Finalists in the last two seasons, the Slingers find themselves on a tougher road to the championship. With an 8-7 record, they have shown flashes of brilliance but at the same time, of inconsistencies.
They host the Saigon Heat on Sunday to hopefully make one last push towards the playoffs.
- CLS Knights Indonesia (Record: 3-11)
Previous Week: 7
After winning back-to-back games for the first time this season, the CLS Knights stumbled anew with two straight losses.
Despite the setbacks, the Knights have shown great improvement especially with the addition of Shane Edwards. Local legend Mario Wuysang also continues to provide stellar play while Brian Williams is consistently putting up steady numbers.
- Westports Malaysia Dragons (Record: 3-10)
Previous Week: 8
The Dragons have lost six straight games and have plummeted down the standings. They visit the Formosa Dreamers next in the hopes of getting back on track.
- Formosa Dreamers (Record: 1-14)
Previous Week: 9
Despite another loss, the Formosa Dreamers certainly have something to be excited about with Cameron Forte. Their new World Import has been playing extremely well even though he has yet to earn his team a win.
In the loss against Alab, Forte notched a monster double-double of 29 points and 21 rebounds.