5 Sep 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
0 0
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
3 Sep 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
0 0
HiTech Bangkok City
3 Sep 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
0 0
Singapore Slingers
31 Aug 2014 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
Singapore Slingers
78 75
HiTech Bangkok City
31 Aug 2014 - 15:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
97 63
Indonesia Warriors
30 Aug 2014 - 19:00 HKT / 18:00 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
75 65
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
29 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
88 72
Westports Malaysia Dragons
28 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
HiTech Bangkok City
61 57
Saigon Heat
25 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
HiTech Bangkok City
61 53
Indonesia Warriors
24 Aug 2014 - 16:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
62 77
Singapore Slingers
23 Aug 2014 - 15:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
82 72
Saigon Heat
22 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
Singapore Slingers
54 65
Indonesia Warriors
17 Aug 2014 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
Singapore Slingers
77 68
Westports Malaysia Dragons
16 Aug 2014 - 17:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
61 72
Saigon Heat
15 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
85 59
Singapore Slingers
14 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
HiTech Bangkok City
100 91
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
10 Aug 2014 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
Singapore Slingers
80 59
Indonesia Warriors
9 Aug 2014 - 19:00 HKT / 18:00 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
98 102
Westports Malaysia Dragons
8 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
100 63
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
6 Aug 2014 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra
61 84
Singapore Slingers

 

Differences are being put aside as five of the eight teams committed to the third season of the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League (or the AirAsia ABL) have confirmed their participation in the ‘To Be Number One’ Basketball Challenge, the proceeds of which will go to helping the victims of flood-ridden Thailand.

Organised by the Basketball Sport Association of Thailand (or BSAT), the four day tournament will feature season 2 competitors AirAsia Philippine Patriots, Singapore Slingers, Indonesia Warriors together with season 3 newcomers the Saigon Heat from Vietnam and San Miguel Beermen from Philippines.

“The main purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for flood victims in Thailand through the platform of a sporting event.” commented Mr.Tom Griffin, owner of Bangkok Basketball Holdings and part of the organizing committee for the tournament.  “However this tournament will assist players in getting their basketball legs under them. All of these athletes are in shape, but there is a difference between "in shape" and "game ready" shape. I believe the new teams will also get a lot out of this experience, the travel, meeting the other teams, getting their road routines set. Our season is only 21 games each and the three games in four days the teams get in here in Bangkok, Thailand will give them much needed game time experience.”

“It is fantastic that most of all our ABL teams have made the effort to support the people of Thailand and also I would like to applaud the Basketball Sports Association of Thailand for taking this great initiative to support the flood victims in Bangkok.” Mr Kuhan Foo, Chief Executive Officer of the AirAsia ABL added. “I would also like to thank the owners and general managers of our ABL teams for sending their teams here at their own expense for a good cause.”

With the third season tipping off in less than a month, most of the teams will have already confirmed their squads, although for some of them official announcements have not been made yet so AirAsia ABL veterans the Patriots, Slingers and Warriors will definitely see this tournament as a chance to see how the other teams’ squads have evolved in the league’s off-season and to get a sneak peek at the new imports. As for newcomers San Miguel Beermen and Saigon Heat, the tournament will be a test to see how they will stack up against their competition next year.

The tournament, which will be held at Nimibutr Stadium from the 15th to the 18th of December 2011, is free to enter but guests are encouraged to make donations at the venue.