Singapore Slingers import John Fields knows that the path to the ABL championship goes through San Miguel Alab Pilipinas and their matchup at the OCBC Arena could be a good gauge.
The Slingers are coming off a win against the BTN CLS Knights Indonesia in their last game as they used their vaunted defense to once again throttle their foes.
Fields has been outstanding as of late as he is pairing defensive presence inside with more aggression on offense as he’s fresh off a Player of the Week commendation. Xavier Alexander is always a triple-double threat while Jerran Young is up for a rebound game as he struggled offensively in their last contest.
Alab is raring to bounce back as they suffered a tough loss to the Macau Black Bears on the road.
Fields will have his hands full against PJ Ramos while many defenders can take their turns trying to slow down Renaldo Balkman.
The three imports have been solid for Singapore but they’ll need to get help from the locals to overcome the balanced attack of Alab as they have a bunch of capable youngsters who can chip in offensively.