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

 

Live on ESPN  

     San Miguel Beermen   VS kl

    Saturday June 9th  2012, Tip off 4pm local time, Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Philippines.

 Chris Banchero   Tiras Wade

The San Miguel Beermen’s eight-game winning streak came to an abrupt end last Saturday at MABA Stadium, Malaysia in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Westports Malaysia Dragons. 

The Dragons forced this best-of-three semi-final series to the decisive Game 3 after defeating the Beermen 100-77 in Game 2 last weekend. The Beermen and Dragons will now play one more time on Saturday afternoon at Ynares Sports Arena for a spot in the ABL Finals, where one of them will face Indonesia Warriors for the right to lift the Season 3 AirAsia ABL Championship Trophy. 

Tiras Wade and Brian Williams combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Dragons out-scored the Beermen 28-11 in the last 10 minutes last weekend. Wade finished the game with 34 points while Williams was flirting with a triple-double by finishing with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. 

With the Dragons averaging 102 points in the¬†last¬†two games, Williams is expecting the Beermen to adjust defensively. ‚ÄúOffensively we have been clicking. We know the Beermen will have different defensive strategies so we have to adjust mid-game to have a chance of beating them again.‚ÄĚ said Williams.

The Dragons‚Äô stingy defense¬†limited¬†Duke Crews to¬†just¬†15 points and Nick Fazekas to 12 points¬†in the last game. Dragons‚Äô head coach Vanguardia hopes that his team can contain the Beermen‚Äôs duo again this Saturday. ‚ÄúIf we limit Crews and Fazekas, I think we‚Äôll put ourselves in a good position again,‚ÄĚ said coach Vanguardia who is also hoping his team can keep the Beermen below 80 points again.

Nick Fazekas  Nic Belasco

Patrick Cabahug has been a big factor in the series by averaging 20.5 points per game. The Dragons will also be expecting quality minutes from Guganeswaran Batumalai, Nic Belasco and Chris Pacana. 

The Beermen could not buy a basket in the final quarter of Game 2 as they made 4 turnovers during a five-minute stretch where the Dragons held them scoreless. 

Beermen’s point guard Chris Banchero, who was phenomenal  in Game 1, was a little too unselfish in the fourth quarter. After playing good basketball in the first three quarters, Banchero passed up on a couple of lay-ups to set up his teammates which resulted in turnovers. Banchero finished with 13 points and 7 assists in game 2. 

Beermen’s head coach Bobby Parks will look for Fazekas to be more aggressive as well. The 6’11’’ center only took one shot in the fourth quarter. The Beermen could use another big scoring game from Fazekas who scored 32 points in game 1. 

On top of playing smarter and playing with mental toughness, the Beermen knows there are a few tactical changes it needs to make in order to succeed. All season long the Beermen has done a good job of scrambling on the defensive end with strong closeouts on shooters and nice rotations over in help defense. On Saturday against the potent Dragons offense, that defensive intensity and focus will have to be at a high.