Tanduay Alab Pilipinas will carry their three-game winning streak when they play against the Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club for the first time this season at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna, Philippines.
Alab is coming off a gutsy 95-87 road victory over the Saigon Heat. World Imports Justin Brownlee and Renadlo Balkman provided the 1-2 punch for the Philippines.
Balkman earned Player of the Game honors by posting 26 points and 20 rebounds, while adding 6 assists, 4 steals and a block. Brownlee was also superb with 25 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
Kung Fu meanwhile are fresh from their battle against the Formosa Dreamers. The Taiwan team nearly pulled an upset, but Kung Fu managed to avert in what would be a disastrous defeat with an 88-77 win.
Mikh McKinney was deemed as the best Heritage Import, notching Player of the Week honors after Kung Fu defeated the Dreamers.
McKinney has been a solid contributor on the offensive end for his squad. At the same time, he’s also one of the best perimeter defenders, racking up 3.2 steals per game which are second-best in the league.
As Alab and Chong Son clash on Wednesday, the World Import matchup between Justin Brownlee and Anthony Tucker should be an interesting one.
Tucker and Brownlee don’t play the position but they do handle the ball for them an awful lot of times. Both will be critical in pushing the ball and making plays for their respective teams
When push comes to shove, Brownlee can switch to guard Tucker for certain stretches. On the offensive end, Brownlee has the advantage given his sheer size and strength. But on Tucker’s side of things, he can use his speed and ball handling skills to try to get pass Brownlee.
It will surely be a titanic matchup when Tanduay Alab Pilipinas and Chong Son Kung Fu do battle on Wednesday!