The Westports Malaysia Dragons hope to end their season on a positive note when they host the defending champions Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team on Sunday at the MABA Stadium.
The Dragons, who are currently having their worst campaign in franchise history with a disappointing 5-14 record, are coming off their fourth straight defeat. Joshua Munzon exploded for a career-best 43 points, but his efforts were not enough as the Mono Vampire Basketball Club still came out with a 108-102 win.
Munzon’s scoring explosion, which is now the league-record in most points scored by a Heritage Import, will be needed when they Dragons shift their attention to Hong Kong.
The Filipino-American will surely try to replicate his performance against the defending champions in the Dragons’ last game but his matchup against the lengthy defender Tyler Lamb should be an eye-catcher. The two players have the same build, same position, and both are explosive two-way players. Both are also among the league-leaders in steals.
Aside from Munzon, Chris Eversley should have a big game in the curtain call for the Dragons. Despite their disappointing season, the return of Eversley to the team is still worth celebrating.
Impressively, Eversley has shown that his game has vastly improved since the 2014 season. He is currently averaging more points, rebounds, and assists, than the last time he was playing for the Dragons. Eversley in the ABL is a welcome sight for fans.
The defending champions meanwhile hope to keep-in step of the league-leading Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club as they go for their 14th win of the season. If they can win their last two games, they can clinch an outright semifinals berth.