After scoring a bounce-back win over the Westports Malaysia Dragons at home, Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club now travels to Taiwan to take on the Formosa Dreamers to take another step forward as they try to catch up with the league-leading Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team.
Led by World Imports Anthony Tucker and Justin Howard, the Nanhai-based squad formed a formidable inside-outside attack anchored on the two. Tucker is a constant triple-double threat who can score from a variety of ways. He’s is especially deadly from the outside but can also mix things up with mid-range jumpers and layups. Howard, on the other end, has finished with a double-double in points and rebounds in all of their games this season.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is a rock in the shaded area for Kung Fu.
Their original Heritage Import Caelan Tiongson has been playing better as of late as he notched a new career high in points with 23 against the Saigon Heat. He then followed this up with 18 markers against the Dragons.
However, Mikh McKinney in unquestionably the biggest move of Chong Son Kung Fu in the season as it gave them another option on offense, one that could take over at any given point.
McKinney was the Player of the Game against the Dragons as he finished with 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists while shooting an efficient 13 of 22 from the field.
Because of these four players, the Dreamers will have to play close to a perfect game to have a shot at winning against Kung Fu. Lenny Daniel has been trying everything possible to help Formosa get a win while Ronnie Aguilar has also posted decent numbers but they need much more from him moving forward.
With only a single win in 10 games, the playoff hopes of Formosa are starting to dim but a big upset win against the visiting Kung Fu might just give them the ammunition they need to turn their season around.