The BTN CLS Knights Indonesia’s hot streak will be tested once again as they travel to the OCBC Arena in Singapore to take on the Singapore Slingers this Sunday.
The Knights are currently riding on a league-best seven-game winning streak and hold a 9-7 record. Among those they’ve beaten during this rampant run are the Slingers on their home floor last January 20. This time around, it’ll be the Slingers’ turn to rely on homecourt advantage.
Although they have not been particularly successful on the road this season, the Knights are coming off an impressive victory against the Westports Malaysia Dragons at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. It was only their second road win in seven games. Wong Wei Long, who has been a thorn in the side of Malaysia throughout his ABL career, emerged as the game’s top scorer with 20 points, knocking down four triples, while adding three rebounds and three assists.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Wong as he makes his return to OCBC Arena for the first time this season. The ABL veteran and former two-time Local MVP spent seven years with the Slingers. In his previous meeting against his former team in Surabaya, Indonesia, he tallied 18 points. He also ended up becoming the league’s all-time 3-point leader after hitting three triples that night.
The Slingers will try to stifle their former local star but more importantly avenge their loss to the Knights. Singapore is fresh from a gutsy win over the Saigon Heat last week where John Fields had a monster outing of 20 points, 21 rebounds, five steals, and three blocks. Fields, alongside Xavier Alexander and Jerran Young, will be looking to improve Singapore’s 8-6 record.
Will the Knights’ streak continue or will the Slingers get the home victory?