Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team looks to snap its two game losing skid, as it takes on the dangerous Mono Vampire Basketball Club in the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Tip off is set for 8:00 PM local time.
Hong Kong Eastern fell to Chong Son Kung Fu for the second straight time, as their offense was just stuck in mud for seemingly the entire game, en route to the 87-76 loss. The defending champions only shot 39% from the field, and were even worse shooting from the perimeter with a 16% shooting clip on 4/24 from beyond the arc. The middle quarters were particular gruesome for the defending champions, as they only scored 12 and 14 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarter respectively.
An encouraging sign for Hong Kong was Heritage Import Christian Standhardinger, who was was able to bounce back from a so-so performance in their third game against Chong Son Kung Fu. It’s a pity though that he didn’t get enough help. However the Filipino-German was able to tally an impressive double-double performance of 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Similar to Hong Kong Eastern is the situation facing Mono Vampire, as their winning ways were ended by Chong Son Kung Fu as well via the 113-95 loss last week.
Chong Son Kung Fu was determined to grab their playoff spot and end their losing skid, and it happened against Mono Vampire. The Thailand-based squad was unable to slowdown Chong Son’s offense, particularly from the three point area. Aside from Sam Deguara and Mike Singletary, Mono’s offense wasn’t able to keep in step with Chong Son Kung Fu.
Mike Singletary kept the fight for Mono Vampire despite the blowout loss at the hands of Chong Son Kung Fu. His 37 points were a game high, as he was able to score at will versus Kung Fu’s defense. However he was unable to stop Chong Son’s relentless attack on his own. Singletary will need to control his turnovers as well, as he coughed up 7 of them in the loss
The last time these two teams met, Christian Standhardinger put on a tremendous performance, scoring a season high 40 points in the 112-105 overtime road win against Mono Vampire. With Mono Vampire still without Sam Deguara, no one on the team was able to stop Standhardinger from getting whatever he wanted on offense. Mono Vampire has revamped their lineup since that December 8 matchup. Do they have the right pieces to get back at Hong Kong?