With Game 2 of the Straits Cup being played at the OCBC Arena, many expected the Singapore Slingers to play even better. However, no one could have foreseen the kind of beating that they put on the Westports Malaysia Dragons.
The Slingers once again banked on the stellar play of their three impressive imports en route to an 81-44 victory, Sunday night.
The first few minutes of the game were hotly contested as Singapore started to take control with three minutes remaining after Jerran Young gave them the first taste of a double-digit lead 18-8.
Singapore unleashed a 10-0 run late in the second period to extend their lead to 17 points, 38-21. They went on a 10-2 run midway through the third, featuring dunks from John Fields and Xavier Alexander and layups from Jerran Young to break the game wide open, 50-29.
This lead went up to 29 points, 62-33, late in the third after back-to-back triples from Ng Hanbin and Fields.
The Slingers stepped on the gas pedal until the end of the game as a late basket from Delvin Goh gave them their biggest lead at 39 points, 81-42.
For the second straight game, Fields finished with 28 points while adding 16 rebounds in the game. He shot an efficient 13 of 19 from the field. However, it was Alexander who picked up the Best Player of the Game honors as he almost notched another triple-double with 21 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Young added 21 points to their cause.
Singapore got even less from their locals this time as they only managed 11 points, a three-point from from the game at the MABA Stadium but the Dragons found it tough to put up a fight as Nnanna Egwu, their leading scorer with 26 points last Friday, only came up with eight markers on 4 of 17 shooting. Winston Shepard led them with 25 points while Chris Eversley only had six.
Westports Malaysia shot a season-worst 22% from the field.