The BTN CLS Knights Indonesia remain the hottest team in the league.
Fresh from their record-setting outing of 22 triples three nights ago, they continued their stunning display of shooting on Sunday, hitting 18 shots from beyond the arc as they wallopped the Formosa Dreamers, 99-73, in GOR Kertajaya in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The Knights have now won their third straight game and improve to a 5-7 record.
It was a pair of locals that hammered the home victory with Brandon Jawato and Wong Wei Long scoring 18 points apiece. Jawato provided his team with a little bit of everything, tallying four triples, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals, earning Player of the Game honors.
Wong likewise filled the stat sheet with five boards and six dimes. The ABL veteran also knocked down three triples to put his total to 212 shots from downtown. He just needs three more to become the league’s all-time 3-point leader and surpass the record set by Froilan Baguion.
Last Sunday, the Knights sizzled from rainbow country that caught the Macau Black Bears completely off guard. Amazingly, it was more of the same against the Dreamers. They raced to a 30-14 advantage right after the opening salvo and never looked back. They scored a total of 55 points in the next quarters, capped off by a gutsy 3-pointer from Arif Hidayat to establish an 85-50 lead heading into the final frame. Formosa had no choice but to raise the white flag in the last ten minutes of the ball game. The Indonesian team led by as much as 40 points in the lopsided contest.
More than another stellar showing from the perimeter, the Knights displayed unrelenting defense on the Dreamers. Malcolm Miller, Formosa’s leading scorer with nearly 20 points per game, was held to just 14 points on 6-for-18 shooting, including 2-for-9 from downtown. Tevin Glass also had a poor showing as he ended up with 10 points on a woeful 16 percent shooting clip. The Dreamers, who now own an 8-5 record, were still without the services of World Import Will Artino who missed his third straight game with an ankle injury.
The Knights shot 50 percent from the field, anchored by 18-of-33 shooting from beyond the arc while limiting the Dreamers to just 33 percent overall. They also shared the wealth, highlighted by their 29 assists and six players scoring in double-figures.
The Knights hope to remain hot as they host the Singapore Slingers in their next home game while the Dreamers will regroup and take on Hong Kong Eastern this Sunday.