The ASEAN Basketball League has officially announced the release of the full schedule for the 2019-2020 season, which will begin on November 16, 2019.
The debuting Fubon Braves is set to host the Macau Black Bears on opening day at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei City. Tipoff is scheduled at 4:00 PM (local time).
The 10 participating teams are scheduled to play 26 games during the regular season with the final set of games to be played on March 29, 2019. Teams were scheduled by being divided into two groups based on geography.
The first group is comprised of the Saigon Heat, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, Singapore Slingers, Mono Vampire, and the Westports Malaysia Dragons. While the other group includes the Fubon Braves, Formosa Dreamers, Hong Kong Eastern, Macau Black Bears, and the Wolf Warriors.
Each team will face opposing teams within their group four times while facing teams from the other group only two times. Teams were divided for scheduling purposes only.
The 2018 ABL Champions San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will be playing their first game against Mono Vampire on November 17, 2019. The match-up will also mark Jason Brickman’s first game against his former team.
ABL All-Time 10 honoree Steven Thomas will make his return to the ABL on November 23, 2019, as the Wolf Warriors host the Macau Black Bears.
Marcus Elliott will face his former team Hong Kong Eastern on January 31, 2020, when the Singapore Slingers visit Eastern in Wan Chai.
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