The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas have a couple of good reasons to try their best and get another win over the Mono Vampire Basketball Club. First, Alab wants to continue its streak. They are currently the hottest team in the league with five straight wins. Second, beating Mono Vampire would allow Alab to claim the third spot, which puts them in a better shot at chasing the Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team and the Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club for one of the two spots in the standings along with the straight to the semifinals ticket that comes along with it.
San Miguel Alab scored two big wins last week as they took down Kung Fu in their first matchup and leveled the season series at 2-2 against the Singapore Slingers where the away team scored all the wins. Now, they’re aiming to repeat against Mono Vampire.
Led by the World Import and Local Players of the Week in Renaldo Balkman and Ray Parks, Alab returns to the arena where their season ended last year
The last time the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas took on Mono Vampire Basketball Club, the Philippine-based team took complete control of the game early on and never looked back. Now, with season series switching to Alab’s homecourt, the stakes are even higher for both teams.
Aside from Balkman and Parks, Alab will still heavily rely on the individual brilliance of Justin Brownlee who’s currently averaging Brownlee: 23.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game but he’s in for a tough matchup against Mike Singletary who’s dropping 26.8 points, 9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per contest for Mono Vampire.
Alab will also have to figure out how to limit the impact that Sam Deguara has in the game as the behemoth has been a rock inside for Mono Vampire.
This matchup will also feature an exciting one between Filipino-Americans Josh Urbiztondo and Jason Brickman as the two help their teams in very different ways. Ubiztondo’s three-point shooting has been so valuable to Alab while Brickman’s playmaking is what makes Mono Vampire’s offense tick.