Kung Fu kicks Alab Pilipinas out of China with a losing skid
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 11, 2018 09:53 PM
Alab Pilipinas dropped its second straight game in a week
The road woes have finally come for Alab Pilipinas in the month of March.
Falling victim to a third quarter blitz from Chinese team Chong Son, the Filipinos come home from Nanhai on Sunday with a 79-92 loss.
The Philippines now has back-to-back losses in the span of a week, dropping its record to 11-6 and its standing from second to fourth in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League.
Both of those losses have come away from home, with this one coming undone by a cold-shooting third quarter where they only scored 14 points.
And so, just down by four at halfitme, Alab found itself trailing by 20 early in the final frame.
They would not threaten the rest of the way.
Renaldo Balkman led them in the losing effort with 29 points on top of eight rebounds and three assists.
Justin Brownlee tried to do his best, but only had 18 points in poor 9-of-22 shooting. Ray Parks Jr. also wasn't up to par with only 19 points at 35 percent from the field.
In all, the Filipinos weren't connecting the way they used to and only made good on 33 of their 73 field goal attempts.
With that, what was once a sterling 7-1 road record is now 7-3 for the Filipinos.