Alab Pilipinas out to bolster bid for outright semis berth

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 25, 2018 05:44 AM
Alab Pilipinas out to bolster bid for outright semis berth
Renaldo Balkman and Alab Pilipinas want nothing more than another win to end the elimination round on a high

Game on Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna

8:00 PM – Alab Pilipinas vs CLS Knights

A top two finish in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League and the automatic advance into the semifinals it entails is out of the hands of Alab Pilipinas.

Still, the Filipinos are determined to give themselves a shot at that incentive when they set out to take care of business up against visiting Indonesian team CLS on Sunday in Laguna’s Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex.

The two teams’ last assignment in the eliminations tips-off at 8:00 PM and all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.

With a 13-6 record at present, Alab is already assured of a top four finish in the elims as well as homecourt advantage in the quarterfinals.

However, Justin Brownlee, Renaldo Balkman, and company still have their sights set on an outright semis berth which they will claim with an elims-ending win coupled with losses for both 14-5 Chon Son and 13-5 Hong Kong.

Out to spoil that plan, though, are the Knight who will follow Freddie Lish and Filipino-American Keith Jensen into battle.


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