A matchup of titanic proportions comes our way this Wednesday at the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
It is the final regular season game and it is between the top two teams no less – Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team and Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club. The ABL playoff picture will finally be set after these two teams face off.
With both teams owning identical 14-5 records, Wednesday’s game will have certain implications. If Chong Son wins, they claim the first seed while Hong Kong still earns an outright semifinals berth at second. On the other hand, if the defending champions pull out the victory, they earn first place in the standings and Chong Son will drop all the way to third place and San Miguel Alab Pilipinas gets the semifinals nod.
Hong Kong Eastern is coming off a dominating win over the Westports Malaysia Dragons last Sunday with four players scoring at least 20 points. Marcus Elliott led the way with his near triple-double of 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The defending champions will have a lot on their plate against Chong Son, who are riding a five-game winning streak. In that span, Kung Fu also won back-to-back games against Hong Kong.
The last time the two teams was last March 13 when Chong Son once again flexed their muscles at home. Chong Son took the 87-76 victory and reached a perfect 10-0 record at home. There will be no love lost when the two proud ssuads lock horns once again.
Among all the different fun matchups between the two top teams, the face off of Lamb and McKinney should be an eye-catcher. These two Heritage Imports are versatile, fast, agile, and highlight-worthy.
Looking at their averages, they provide a little bit of everything for their respective squads. Lamb is posting numbers of 22.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 3.0 steals. Not to be outdone, McKinney is having a heck of a season with 22.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 2.3 steals.
A big game from either one of them can dictate the entire outcome of the contest.
It’s going to be a big game on Wednesday with the Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team and Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club duking it out for a ticket to the ABL semifinals.