The surging BTN CLS Knights Indonesia take aim at their fourth straight win as they defend home court against the Singapore Slingers this Sunday at GOR Kertajaya, in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The Knights have been on a tear as of late, beating their last three opponents with an average winning margin of 27 points. They dominated the Mono Vampire Basketball on the road and then ended up hitting a record 22 triples versus the Macau Black Bears last Sunday. For an encore, they fired 18 3-pointers on their very next outing against the Formosa Dreamers. They are shooting 54.1 percent from beyond the arc and are making 17.7 three’s in their last three games.
Indonesia has risen to a 5-7 record, good for eighth in the team standings.
The Knights’ hot shooting will be tested against a determined Singapore Slingers. The veteran ABL squad met a huge road block in the Mono Vampire Basketball Club in their last game, losing 81-79. Mono’s Michael Singletary returned from his one-game suspension and lifted his team past the Slingers. Thailand won the rebounding battle, 50-42, and hit 10 triples to defeat Singapore.
The Slingers currently hold a 7-5 record and hope to get back on track.
One of the more interesting storylines in Sunday’s bout is Knights point guard Wong Wei Long going up against his former team. Wong spent seven years with the Slingers where he earned two Local MVP awards. He did not suit up for an ABL team last year but is back this season as part of the Knights. He is currently averaging 11.2 points and knocking down almost two triples per contest.
Can the Knights continue their hot shooting or will the Slingers put an end to the winning streak?