After picking up a much needed victory to end their losing streak, the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors aim to win two straight games for the first time this season in a quick rematch against the Mono Vampire Basketball Club in Stadium 29, Thailand. Tipoff is set for 3PM local time.
After suffering through six straight losses, the Wolf Warriors had enough of the losing, putting together an inspired effort to upend Mono Vampire in the end. They capitalized on their opponents being in the midst of transition in their personnel, with an incomplete roster.
Leading by 8 points down the stretch, Mono Vampire got close to the Wolf Warriors inside the last two minutes, as Freddie Lish hit back to back triples to cut the lead to two. But instead of folding, the Wolf Warriors took care of business via Mike Taylor’s clutch shooting to win 119-114. Thus, the Wolf Warriors’ losing streak has come to an end, while Mono Vampire’s losing skid stretched to 4 straight losses.
Mike Taylor played the game of his life, and finishing with an ABL career high 39 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The World Import was stellar in the breakthrough win of the Wolf Warriors, with his clutch free throw shooting sealing the deal for the home squad in the end.
One of the best locals this season, Cai Chen put together a solid double-double performance of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while also chipping in 6 assists in the win. His performance all season long has been consistently excellent, and he took advantage of the lack of frontcourt players of Mono to lead his team to a win.
Playing without Jason Brickman, Mike Singletary had to play the role of do-everything point forward for Mono Vampire. He did so with a triple double performance of 26 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Singletary has been the most consistent World Import for Mono this season, but he definitely needs more help from his teammates to turn Mono’s season around.
Coming midseason to try and spark Mono Vampire’s floundering season, Tyler Lamb wasted no time showing that he’s in peak condition and ready to help his team. The former Heritage MVP finished with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, not bad for a debut game in his first time with the team this season.
With new recruit Tyler Lamb, Mono Vampire has shown their eagerness to continue to push for the playoffs. However the Wolf Warriors have the same intention. Will Mono have their revenge, or will the Wolf Warriors make it two in a row?