Two teams on different paths collide on Wednesday, at Stadium 29 in Bangkok.
The Mono Vampire Basketball Club look as daunting as ever, boasting an 8-4 record in the ABL.
They’re coming off back-to-back wins against the Singapore Slingers and Saigon Heat last week.
Mono showed no mercy against the Heat in their last game. They enjoyed a lead as high as 28 points, playing high-level basketball on both ends. They limited the shooting of their opponent to just 37 percent, displaying tough defense against the likes of Michael Williams, Maxie Esho, David Arnold, and the rest of the Heat.
The addition of Samuel Deguara and his averages of 21.2 points and 13.8 rebounds per game has been a revelation for Mono. Same could be said about Michael Singletary and his 25.5 points per outing.
Mono will be up against a team who is hungry for a win.
The Formosa Dreamers have lost their last seven games and are trying to avoid another disappointing defeat.
The Dreamers faced a determined Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team who was eager to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season. The Dreamers suffered a 99-79 beating. Lenny Daniel put up 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Through nine games, Daniel has been a solid force for the Dreamers. He is currently averaging a double-double with 18.5 points and 11.3 rebounds.
However, this is Daniel’s worst output in three years. Prior to this season with Formosa, he averaged at least 22 points per game in his first two years in the league. He is also shooting just 45 percent after a whopping 56 percent the year before. Daniel will have to continue to step in order for the Dreamers to stand a chance against Deguara and the rest of Mono Vampire.
Mono hopes to make it three victories in a row while the Dreamers are eager to finally get back on the win column.