Three teams are in the playoffs and three more spots remaining. The race for the playoffs gets tighter and tighter every week which means the games keep getting better.
We have a new number one this week as the Mono Vampire Club have been on a roll.
Here are your ABL Week 15 Power Rankings:
- Mono Vampire Basketball Club (Record: 12-5)
Previous Week: 4
For the first time this season, the Mono Vampire Basketball Club have taken the top spot of our weekly rankings. Mono is coming off a hard-fought victory against Chong Son Kung Fu. Mike Singletary was a bonafide stat-sheet stuffer as he tallied season-highs of 41 points, 19 rebounds. Even more impressive he nearly notched a triple-double with 9 assists.
Mono is currently on a three-game win streak with no signs of slowing down.
- Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team (Record: 12-2)
Previous Week: 1
The defending champions will be back in action this week with a tough matchup against Chong Son on the road. The last time they faced off, Hong Kong came away victorious with a score of 88-76 at home.
- San Miguel Alab Pilipinas (Record: 11-5)
Previous Week: 2
Alab saw their 8-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Westports Malaysia Dragons.
The Philippine squad was not able to capitalize the absence of Malaysia’s two World Imports midway through the fourth quarter. Chris Eversley and Bryan Davis fouled out in the pivotal quarter but Alab failed to pounce on the opportunity.
They’ll have a chance to get things back on track when they visit Chong Son Kung Fu this week in China.
- Singapore Slingers (Record: 10-7)
Previous Week: 5
The duo of Chris Charles and Xavier Alexander worked hand-in-hand as they combined for 64 points and 27 rebounds in the Slingers’ 89-86 win.
The game also featured the return of former Slinger Justin Howard to the OCBC Arena in Singapore. Now with Chong Son, the beloved center tallied 17 points against his old team.
The Slingers have been enjoying a three-game winning streak and are looking to gain momentum going into the post season after claiming a berth with their recent win.
- Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club (Record: 9-5)
Previous Week: 3
Chong Son suffered two painful losses last week, sliding them down to fourth place in our team standings with a 9-5 record.
The China-based club is one win away from clinching a playoff berth, and they’ll get four chances to claim that victory this week. They will be facing the top three teams in four games over a seven-day stretch.
If they can come away with even 2 wins in this run, it should be enough for them to stay confident heading into the postseason.
- Westports Malaysia Dragons (Record: 5-10)
Previous Week: 7
The Dragons kept their playoff hopes alive by beating Alab last week.
Despite not being able to finish the game after picking up his fifth foul, Chris Everley was still able to register 36 points and 6 rebounds. Joshua Munzon also made clutch plays down the stretch as the Dragons were able to halt Alab’s 8-game winning streak. The late additions to the squad has made their presence felt for the team and would want more than anything to turn things around.
The win was undoubtedly their biggest win of the season so far, but they’ll get a chance to top that performance when they visit the Saigon Heat this weekend.
- Saigon Heat (Record: 8-8)
Previous Week: 6
The Saigon Heat were able to knock the CLS Knights Indonesia out of playoff contention with a deafening win in their return to CIS Arena.
However, they are barely hanging on the sixth playoff spot with the Dragons breathing down their necks. They have a chance to solidify their ranking when they try to defend their home court against the Dragons this coming Saturday.
- CLS Knights Indonesia (Record: 3-13)
Previous Week: 8
The Knights have officially been booted out of playoff contention following their 114-86 loss against the Heat last week.
Shane Edwards put up 23 points while Brian Williams had a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.
It’s been a roller coaster debut season for the Knights and even though they weren’t able to get that desired playoff seat, there’s plenty of potential to look forward to building on.
- Formosa Dreamers (Record: 1-16)
Previous Week: 9
Currently on a 14-game losing streak, the Dreamers have three games remaining in their debut season. They have two more games at home, where they are 0-8 and are still searching for that elusive home victory, plus a road game against Hong Kong.
Can they add in more wins to avoid tying up with the league’s worst record in history?