Mono Vampire aims to make it two in a row, as they face the Saigon Heat on the road in the CIS Arena in Vietnam.
Gametime is set for 7PM local time at the CIS Arena in Vietnam.
The Heat are smarting from a loss to the Singapore Slingers in a tight ball game at home. In a low scoring affair, Saigon was unable to complete the comeback inside of the last two minutes. Now they’ll have to start all over again and take control of Mono Vampire, that’s bolstered by a familiar returning face in Freddie Goldstein.
Goldstein will now look to provide his energy and scoring to help boost the Thailand-based squad. Last season with the CLS Knights, Goldstein had solid averages of 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3. Now the Thai-American will look to elevate Mono Vampire further. How will Goldstein look in his debut game this season?
Mono Vampire was determined to get revenge on the Dreamers for dealing them a disappointing loss, and they were also determined to finally get in the win column in the standings. They accomplished both of those objectives with the dominating 89-74 victory. Their defense was key, holding the Dreamers to below 36% from the field.
With the point guard spot all his to run, Jason Brickman has looked like his old self once again. His court vision is the best in the ABL, and he churned out another double-double performance of 16 points and 14 assists because of this. Look for Brickman to make life easier for his teammates moving forward.
Saigon on the other hand are looking to right the ship after a disappointing 78-75 loss to the Singapore Slingers. The Slingers were in firm control of the game in the fourth quarter, leading by double digits with 4 minutes remaining in the game. That’s when the Heat decided to make one last run. They got to within 2 points with 10 seconds remaining. However Burnatowski missed a desperation triple that could have tied the game up.
Consistency has been the name of the game for Kyle Barone, who has registered solid numbers in every game for the Heat. That trend continued, as he notched 11 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Though he struggled from the field against the big front court of the Slingers, Barone should be able to make up for it against Mono Vampire.
Both Mono Vampire and the Saigon Heat are eager to finish 2018 strong before ringing in the new year. Which team will be able to end the year in style?