One of the most anticipated games of the season is set go to underway, as Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team hosts Chong Son Kung Fu for the first time this season in ABL Tuesday night action.
Gametime is set for 8:00PM at the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is currently ahead of Kung Fu at 10-2, because of the number of games played. At 9-2, Chong Son is right behind them. The winner of this game will rise to the top of the standings, while the loser drops to second overall with the dangerous San Miguel Alab Pilipinas closing in. That’s why the importance of this game cannot be understated. It’s also an opportunity for both teams to test each other’s mettle, as this will be the first time that they tangle this season.
The reigning World Imports MVP Marcus Elliott recorded his fourth triple double of the season in the 104-92 win against the Dragons. Finishing with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, Elliott has been on fire as of late, using his blend of strength and speed to dominate opponents.
His matchup against Anthony Tucker, and the difference in style the two play with will be one of the most fun matchups in the game. Tucker had 16 points and 10 assists in Chong Son’s easy 100-75 win against the CLS Knights.
Despite playing for the second time in as many days, Chong Son Kung Fu did not look like a tired team at all. They unleashed a strong 34-21 third quarter that broke open the game against the Knights, putting away the visitors for good. Chong Son is one of the most disciplined teams in the ABL, and they’ll need to be at their best when taking on the defending champions.
This battle will also showcase two talented Heritage Imports that are neck and neck in the MVP race. Tyler Lamb and Mikh McKinney are both exceptional scorers, and talented defenders that do an excellent job of playing the passing lanes. Lamb is more proficient shooting from beyond the arc, while McKinney is excellent in swerving into the lane and scoring in the paint. This should be one of the best matches in the entire battle.
With the top seed on the line in their first encounter of the season, the stakes cannot be higher. Which team will emerge on top?