The Sports Rev Thailand Slammers opened up an early lead that they held all game long, emerging with a 73-49 win over the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

“We played well defensively for 40 minutes today. I gave the guys four days off from practice and it showed tonight that they have their legs and great energy,” said Bryant after the game. The Slammers locked the Slingers to just 26% from the field throughout today’s game.

Chris Charles and Darrius Brannon were an absolute force in this game, abusing the Slingers’ defense with their brute strength and relentless effort. Charles finished with 19 points and 19 rebounds while Brannon had 15 points and 16 rebounds. Froilan Baguion also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists for the Slammers who reclaimed the fourth spot and improved to 7-12.

After a disappointing loss to the Slingers a week ago, the Slammers made sure they came ready to play. A pair of lay-ups from Baguion opened the game and set off a hot start from the Slammers. Brannon converted a three-point play which gave the Slammers a 9-0 lead to open the game.

The Slammers continued to stay disciplined and played solid defense in the second quarter. Darongpan Apiromvilaichai opened the second quarter with a runner and a lay-up off a nice assist from Baguion that sparked a 19-4 run for the Slammers. Brannon’s lay-up gave the Slammers a 39-18 lead with 2:33 left before halftime.

With the Slingers’ offense continuing to struggle in the third quarter, the Slammers took full advantage and flew on an early 13-2 run. The Slingers’ defense lost Baguion at the baseline, allowing him to score an open layup then Kannut Samerjai capped of the run with his lay-up, giving the Slammers a 55-25 lead.

The aggressive defense from the Slammers team was too much for the overwhelmed Slingers team to overcome. Chris Charles put the exclamation point to the game with a two-handed throwdown after receiving a nice dish from Kannawat Lertlaaokul with 2:42 left.

None of the Slingers players reached double-digit points in this game. Jun Cabatu and Rashaad Singleton finished with 8 points each for the Slingers who now have a 6-12 record. Morrison, who had to play with a mask to protect his broken nose, struggled to find his offense. After torching the Slammers with 26 points last week, Morrison could not hit a field goal and was held to four points in this game.

The Slingers are still in the race for the playoffs and will try to bounce back on Thursday May 2nd when they take on the Saigon Heat at Tan Binh Stadium, Vietnam, for the 8:30PM HKT tip-off. The Slammers will face the San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday May 8th at Ynares Sports Arena, Philippines, for the 4PM HKT tip-off.

JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers: Cabatu – 8, Singleton – 8, Jennings – 5, Lim – 5, Wong – 5, Wu – 5, Morrison – 4, Goh – 4, Oh – 3, Folkoff – 2.

Sports Rev Thailand Slammers: Charles – 19, Brannon – 15, Baguion – 14, Dasom – 10 , Apiromvilaichai – 4, Samerjai – 4, Sekteera – 2, Klahan – 2, Lertlaaokul – 2, Kongkum – 1.

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