It will be a finals rematch when the Singapore Slingers face off against the Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team on Sunday, December 08, at the OCBC Arena in Singapore.
A season ago, these two teams were locked in a grueling finals battle that ended up in a 3-1 series for the eventual champions, Hong Kong Eastern. The deciding game even needed two overtime periods to determine the victor.
With a new season and reloaded rosters, Singapore and Hong Kong will go all out as they rekindle their rivalry.
The Slingers are coming off a tough defeat at the hands of the Mono Vampire Basketball Club last Wednesday.
Singapore was led by Xavier Alexander, finishing with 20 points on 6/20 from the field, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. Heritage Import AJ Mandani had another solid game with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Unfortunately, they were not able to contain Reggie Johnson’s 25-point, 16-rebound production.
Hong Kong Eastern meanwhile will be looking to extend their winning streak. The defending champions have kept their record unblemished, as they now boast a 3-0 record.
Hong Kong leaned on the herculean efforts of Christian Standhardinger who poured in a career-high 40 points, while also adding 17 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals in the 112-105 victory over Mono Vampire Basketball Club. The 40-point output is the most by a Heritage Import this season and the most ever since Matthew Wright dropped 41 two seasons ago.
Last season, Singapore and Hong Kong gave an unforgettable finals series. On Sunday, they renew their rivalry.