Alab Pilipinas determined to dethrone Hong Kong at home

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 15, 2018 01:04 AM
Alab Pilipinas determined to dethrone Hong Kong at home
Defending champion Hong Kong is standing in the way of a first-ever Finals trip for Alab Pilipinas and Ray Parks Jr.

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

8:00 PM – Alab Pilipinas vs Hong Kong

Alab Pilipinas is on a morale-high, coming off its first victory versus Hong Kong in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League.

And now, they are one step away from their first-ever Finals berth in their two-year existence.

To do so, the Filipinos are hoping they have a repeat of the first game in the best-of-three series.

Only now, they will have a jam-packed crowd inside the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna behind them on Sunday when they host defending champion Eastern.

Game 2 tips off at 8:00 PM and all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.

Renaldo Balkman was the man of the moment four days ago, pounding in a league playoff-record 46 points to lead the Philippines to victory.

Balkman is nothing but determined to do it once more and will yet again have Justin Brownlee and Ray Parks Jr. backstopping him.

Of course, nothing will come easy up against Hong Kong which has its back pressed hard against the wall.

Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger is hoping to frustrate his kababayans and give teammates Marcus Elliott and Tyler Lamb at least one more game in the season.

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