The Formosa Dreamers host the Westports Malaysia Dragons in a rare back to back game at the Changhua County Stadium in Taiwan. The teams begin their showdown 3PM local time.
The Dreamers are coming of a sorry loss to the Saigon Heat, in a game where they were unable to complete a last ditch comeback down the stretch. And now with less than 24 hours, the Dreamers will need to find a way to dig deep and try to defeat a determined Dragons squad.
The Dreamers were coming off of a long layoff, and it appeared they were rusty in the 74-72 loss to the Heat. They shot only 30% from the field, and also committed 20 turnovers that led to 26 points off turnovers. The most costly turnover of all was Kenny Chien’s awkward pass to Lee Hsueh Lin that was stolen by Murphy Burnatowski, sealing the win for the Heat.
Tevin Glass notched a double-double in the team’s loss to the Saigon Heat, with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Majority of Glass’ offense came from the charity stripe, as he made 10 free throws to help keep the Dreamers within striking distance.
With Mono Vampire Basketball Club breathing down their neck, the Dragons came away with a big win to hold the Thailand-based squad at bay, as they took down the BTN CLS Knights in their previous game. Will they be able to pick up another win against a tough opponent?
Facing the spectre of dropping out of the Playoff race with more losses, the Dragons finally put an end to their six game losing streak with the 89-84 win over the BTN CLS Knights. Eversley starred with back to back big baskets that put the Knights to rest. With Eversley’s big shots, the MABA Stadium finally celebrated with the Dragons on their home floor.
The veteran Chris Eversley took control for the Dragons down the stretch, as he led all scorers with 24 points while also tallying 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. When they needed someone to step up, Eversley was there to provide the finishing kick for the Dragons.
The Dragons are determined to protect their spot in the big dance, while the Dreamers want to bounce back from the disappointing finish in their previous game. Which squad will come away with the all-too important win?