The CLS Knights Indonesia want to end their first ABL season with at least something to feel good about. After scoring a 65-64 upset against the playoff-bound Singapore Slinger at the OCBC Arena, the Knights now want to take care of business against the Westports Malaysia Dragons at home to give their fans a parting gift before their finish their maiden season in the ABL with two games on the road.
Brian Williams continues to be a rock for CLS as he has averaged a double-double throughout the season. His partnership with Duke Crews was promising at the start of their campaign but early injuries ravaged their hopes of getting a good start.
Williams norms 16.1 points and 14.1 rebounds per game which makes him a good candidate to return next season for the Knights. Their two Heritage Imports helped out a lot in their win against the Slingers as Freddie Lish had 11 points and 5 assists while Keith Jensen chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. As usual, they’ll need help from their locals as they welcome a team that’s desperate for a win.
The Westports Malasya Dragons are on the brink of elimination. One more loss for them or one more win for the Saigon Heat will complete the playoff cast for this season. Now only that, the Dragons also have to blow out the Heat in their last meeting for the numbers to favor them for a tie-breaker.
Things could have been very different for the Dragons if they got their hands on their current imports earlier in the season. Chris Eversley is averaging 32.3 points per game while Bryan Davis notched a huge double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds in their last game.
Joshua Munzon continues to shine for Westports Malaysia with 22.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game but it would have been helpful if they had a local also scoring in double digits regularly.
Though the Knights are already out of playoff contention, a win here in this game could propel them towards a finish at 7th place.