It was a busy week for the ASEAN Basketball League with five games on tap.
The penultimate week of the elimination round saw a bunch of great individual performances but one player from the Westports Malaysia Dragons stood out.
Jason Brickman dished out a season high 20 assists along with 12 points, 5, rebounds, and 3 steals in a huge 108-89 victory over the Hi-Tech Bangkok City in Thailand. The heady point guard then travelled to Singapore where they also defeated the Slingers 89-80 to earn the top spot in the standings heading into the last week of eliminations.
Brickman finished his week with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals as the Dragons slew two of the ABL’s top teams.
Westports Malaysia’s wide-bodied import also had a tremendous week as he had 31 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 assists against Hi-Tech and 33 points, 17 rebounds, and 2 assists against Singapore.
The Dragons’ best two-game performance of the season would not have been complete if Matt Wright did not batch fire this week, too. The sweet-shooting wing exploded for 36 points in Bangkok and got 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals in Singapore.
The other honorable mentions include Mono Vampire’s Cleveland Melvin who had 31 points and 11 rebounds but it was not enough to overcome Justin Howard’s 26 points and 16 rebounds as the Slingers defeated Mono Vampire, 97-69.
Anthony McClain posted outstanding numbers at home against the Saigon Heat with 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 blocks but they fell 100-99 in overtime no thanks to David Arnold’s 29 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals
Hi-Tech’s Fred Goldtstein also deserves props with week after he dropped 35 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals against the Pilipinas MX3 Kings, 95-89.