Only 24 hours since their previous matchup, the Formosa Dreamers and Macau Black Bears clash once again in the Changhua County Stadium.
The Dreamers have now racked up four straight victories, one of the hottest teams in the ABL. They’ve done it via well-rounded performances from their World imports, while also getting ample contributions from the locals. That was the formula the team needed to take the win against the Black Bears, and now they’re looking for a second a straight win.
Playing in front of a home crowd that buoyed their every move, the Dreamers were able to take a 99-89 victory over the visiting Macau Black Bears. The Dreamers did so by sharing the ball around, racking up 28 assists compared to only 16 for Macau. The Black Bears will have to shore up their defense in order to get their revenge on the Dreamers.
The all-around World Import of the Dreamers was absolutely on point, as Malcolm Miller rumbled his way to an excellent game with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals. The Dreamers needed everyone to be at their best to defeat the tough Black Bears, and Miller definitely delivered on that end.
The Black Bears are eager to bounce back from a loss to the Dreamers, as the home team proved more solid down the stretch to eke out the victory in front of their squad. Though their trio of stars were stellar, they didn’t get enough help from their local players to get the victory and keep their winning streak going.
A game after scoring 40 points, Mikh McKinney kept his run going with a solid game of 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. McKinney has been consistent all season long for the Black Bears, but against great teams like the Dreamers, he’ll need more help from his teammates.
The Black Bears have been a playoff team for majority of the season, and they’ve done so via great performances all around. But in the loss to the Dreamers, the team hardly got any contributions from their locals, as they only scored 13 points. Compared to the Dreamers locals, who chipped in 30 points total, it’s clear that the Black Bears will need better output from the rest of the squad to win the rematch.