Winners find ways. It doesn’t matter if they’re not feeling good. It doesn’t matter if their shots are not falling. Winners will themselves to help their team in any way they can.
This what exactly what the ASEAN Basketball League’s (ABL) Player of the Week did as he helped keep his team undefeated.
Chris Charles, the reigning Best Import of the league, struggled to find his rhythm offensively as Hi-Tech Bangkok City faced Mono Vampire. However, even if he was visibly frustrated that his shots were not falling, he did not allow his frustrations from stopping him in contributing elsewhere.
Hi-Tech was down by four points, 59-55, to Mono Vampire on their home floor. The import refused to allow his side to lose as he came up with 3 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks in the final quarter to help them keep their immaculate record.
Charles still managed to scored 15 points in the contest but shot only 6 of 20 from the field and 3 of 10 from the free throw line. His numbers were outstanding elsewhere with 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 7 blocks.
Lenny Daniel had a monstrous game for the Saigon Heat against Westports Malaysia Dragons with 35 points, 19 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks. However, he fouled out of the game with 2:15 left in overtime which ultimately spelled doom for Saigon.
On the opposite side, Matthew Wright also had a stellar game with 30 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. The Filipino-Canadian import scored the last five points for his team to preserve a 100-92 victory
Justin Howard of the Slingers is the last member of this week’s honorable mentions as he tallied 17 points, 16 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in their tough 72-66 victory over Mono Vampire.