The Wolf Warriors continue to find that elusive first win in their debut season as they host the CLS Knights Indonesia on Wednesday at the Doumen Gymnasium in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.
The expansion team from China have a 0-8 record, including 0-6 at home. If there’s one thing going for the Wolf Warriors, it’s that the Knights haven’t won a road game this season.
The Wolf Warriors fell victims to a hot shooting game from Murphy Burnatowski as the Saigon Heat came away with a 105-86 win last Thursday, their
Chen Cai, who came into the game as the Wolf Warriors’ leading scorer with nearly 18 points per game, was limited to just seven points in the loss to the Heat. What’s alarming with his quiet 7-point output was that he only attempted six shots. He usually launches 15 shots a game, including a handful from downtown. Cai needs to bring his A-game if his team wants the win against the Knights.
The Knights meanwhile are also coming off a loss. They stood toe-to-toe with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, even forcing the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Knights could not hold against the defending champions.
As the Indonesian team looks ahead to their matchup against the Chinese squad, it’ll have to rely on the offensive output of big man Maxie Esho. The 6-foot-9 forward is putting up averages of 22.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists. Esho will once again be at the forefront of the Knights’ offense versus the Wolf Warriors.
Can the CLS Knights get their first road victory or will it finally be the Wolf Warriors’ turn to get on the win column?