The Westports Malaysia Dragons are hoping to finally end their losing streak as they host the Saigon Heat on Sunday at the MABA Stadium.
The Dragons have lost five games in a row, their latest one against the Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team. Joshua Munzon had 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists, but Marcus Marshall only contributed 5 points in the loss.
With the nagging injury of Marshall, Munzon has picked up the slack scoring-wise for the Dragons by putting up a career-best 22.6 points. He continues to slowly increase his averages not just in scoring, but also rebounding and assists this season. His all-around game has vastly improved.
Despite the rise of Munzon, the Dragons have had a habit of having slow starts in the last couple of games before trying to mount a comeback in the second half. If they want to get back into the win column, they need to start aggressive against the Heat at home.
The Saigon Heat are similarly coming off a loss. Chong Son Kung Fu was able to avenge their previous meeting with the help of Anthony Tucker’s triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists.
The last time these two teams met was in mid-January where Saigon was coming off impressive wins over the previously undefeated Hong Kong Eastern and Chong Son Kung Fu. The Heat were on a high and looked like a totally different team.
However, the Dragons met them head on and refused to go down. Leaning on Marcus Marshall’s 25 points and 9 assists, the Dragons carved out a 91-87 at home. Akeem Scott exploded for 44 points but the Dragons hounded Michael Williams into a 0-11 shooting night and David Arnold to a 1-for-7 outing.
Will the Dragons find a way to come out on top once again to finally end their losing streak or will the Heat add to their miseries?