Slingers overpower the Saigon Heat in Vietnam 90-65
3rd December 2016, Ho Chi Minh City
The Singapore Slingers continued their unbeaten start to the 2016-17 ABL season when they overpowered the Saigon Heat in Ho Chi Minh City 90 - 65.
Missing import centre Chris Charles through injury the Heat struggled to contain Slingers big man Justin Howard who finished the game with 28pts & 25rebs. It could have been far worse for the Heat as the Slingers missed several easy shots around the basket in the first half. The Slingers out rebounded the Heat 61-32 and shared the ball far better finishing with 24 assists to the Heats only 6 assists.
Slingers local star Leon Kwek continued his impressive start to the season finishing the game with careers high numbers. Kwek finished the game with 23pts, 8rebs & 2 assists.
Slingers import Xavier Alexander who was playing feeling under the weather stuffed the stat sheet as usual finishing with 13pts, 14rebs, 5 steals & 2 assists.
The Slingers now have another quick turn around before facing the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in Hong Kong on Wednesday night. Both teams are currently undefeated.
Singapore Slingers Scores:
Justin Howard: 28points, 25 rebounds, 7 assists & 2 blocks
Leon Kwek: 23 points, 8 rebounds & 2 assists
Xavier Alexander: 13 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals & 2 assists
Kelvin Lim: 8 points, 3 assists & 2 rebounds