On November 2, 2014, the Westports Malaysia Dragons managed to beat the Saigon Heat 102-92 to complete a semifinals sweep 2-0. The win also assured the Dragons their first trip to the ABL Finals where they would go on to face Hitech Bangkok City.
Aside from being a historic run for the Dragons, the game also witnessed two of the best ABL Playoff performances of all time on the very same day.
Dragons’ star point guard, Avery Scharer, managed a gaudy stat line of 17 points, 11 rebounds, 18 assists, and 5 steals. It was his second triple-double of the season, the first time any player recorded more than one in a season, the third ever triple-double recorded in ABL history, and the first ever triple-double in ABL Playoff history. His 18 assists was also recorded as the most ever in a playoff game and stands as the third most assists total in a single game.
The Saigon Heat never backed down and were led by Leo Avenido, who was then 36 years old. He finished with 30 points in that game which was then a record for most points in a playoff game by a non-World Import player, a record which was recently broken by Bobby Ray Parks Jr. in the 2017-2018 season. However, Avenido still holds a record that was set in this game which is the record for most three-pointers made in a playoff game, drilling 8 long range shots in total.