SINGAPORE – Everything seems to be going the Singapore Slingers’ way as they rally past the visiting Macau Black Bears, 98-88, to improve their record to 3-1.
Midway through the opening frame saw the Black Bears score their first point off a split free throw from Anthony Tucker, prior to that was the home team having surged ahead with an 8-0 run. It was a collective effort from the team as they even extended their lead to 12 as the quarter ends.
The Black Bears tried to make a run of their own but the Slingers always had a comeback. The locals also came up big in tonight’s victory. Ng Han Bin drilled three treys in the first half alone while Delvin Goh dominated the paint and scored a career-high 20-points on top of 10 boards.
John Fields was unsurprisingly an almost unstoppable force of nature underneath the basket, posting big numbers once again as he tallied 32 markers along with nine rebounds and seven assists. Xavier Alexander had a lowkey night of his own, but nothing short of fiery as he played another near triple-double performance with16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. The Slingers crowd roared in approval as Jerran Young had a dunk-tastic outing with 12 markers.
The wild and talented tandem of Tucker and Mikh Mckinney would have been indomitable throughout the entire game if it weren’t for the Slingers’ relentless defense and spacing on the floor. They carried the Black Bears anew with 26 points apiece while Ryan Watkins had an unexpectedly quiet night of 11 points.
The Singapore Slingers will look to vie for their fourth straight victory against the struggling Wolf Warriors on December 9 at the OCBC Arena.
Singapore Slingers – Fields (32), Goh (20), Alexander (16), Young (12), Ng (11), Low (4), Tay (3)
Macau Black Bears – Tucker (26), Mckinney (26), Watkins (11), King (8), Liu (8), Lai (4)