19 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
89 78
Westports Malaysia Dragons
17 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
104 107
San Miguel Beermen
15 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
71 63
Saigon Heat
14 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
53 63
Indonesia Warriors
12 May 2013 - 15:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
93 84
Saigon Heat
11 May 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
76 69
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
10 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
64 39
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
8 May 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
78 61
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
8 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
82 68
Saigon Heat
5 May 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
72 82
Westports Malaysia Dragons
3 May 2013 - 17:00 HKT / 17:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
70 66
Indonesia Warriors
2 May 2013 - 20:30 HKT / 19:30 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
62 63
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
28 Apr 2013 - 15:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
49 73
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
27 Apr 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
71 69
Saigon Heat
26 Apr 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
85 86
Westports Malaysia Dragons
24 Apr 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
70 78
San Miguel Beermen
24 Apr 2013 - 20:30 HKT / 19:30 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
63 77
Indonesia Warriors
21 Apr 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
56 62
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
19 Apr 2013 - 17:00 HKT / 17:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
80 62
Westports Malaysia Dragons
17 Apr 2013 - 20:30 HKT / 19:30 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
49 101
San Miguel Beermen

 

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.