The defending ASEAN Basketball League champions Hong Kong Eastern looks to strengthen their hold on the top seed, as they take on the bottom dwelling Formosa Dreamers in the resumption of intense basketball action.
Gametime is set for 3:00PM at at the Changhua Stadium, Taiwan.
The home team Dreamers are currently on a 12 game losing streak, with no end in sight. They suffered another blowout loss to San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, falling 117-93 despite their best efforts to change their roster and look for a right combination. They were led by Cameron Forte, who finished with an impressive 29 points and 21 rebounds in the loss.
Forte may have started his ABL career with two losses, but he did everything humanly possible to help his team get the win. An impressive 20-20 game for Formosa was definitely impressive, but grabbing the victory over Hong Kong would be an incredible feat.
Hong Kong on the other hand was able to take care of business in the battle for the number one seed, winning in impressive fashion against Chong Son Kung Fu. Heritage import Christian Standhardingerwas in full force, as his team was locked in a battle for the top seed. Standhardinger was a dominant force, tallying 23 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists.
Hong Kong Eastern turned on the pressure and helped secure the top seed with their 88-76 victory against Chong Son Kung Fu. Despite the game being ugly at points, Eastern banked on the strong play of Ryan Moss and Christian Standhardinger to power Chong Son inside. Moss had his best game so far, with 15 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.
The last time these two squads met was at the Southorn Stadium as Hong Kong was able to pick up a 99-79 win against the Dreamers, led by a triple double performance from Elliott. Eastern lorded it over the Dreamers in rebounds, and forced the Dreamers into turnovers that led to baskets.
However Dreamers import Forte was not yet part of that game. Could be the difference maker, and lead Formosa to a shocking win? Or will Hong Kong Eastern continue their march to the Playoffs?