Alab fired up for all-Asean ABL Finals up against Thailand's Mono

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 21, 2018 07:39 PM
Alab fired up for all-Asean ABL Finals up against Thailand
It will be a battle between Southeast Asian powers in the 2017-2018 ABL Finals

The two winningest countries in the eight-year history of the Asean Basketball League will be going at it in the Finals of the 2017-2018 Season.

Both the Philippines and Thailand have two championships, tops in the league, under their belts.

And after the best-of-five series tipping off on Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna, only one between them will be the winningest country.

For Filipino coach Mac Cuan, this is just how it’s supposed to be – the Southeast Asian powers duking it out. “I really think this will be good for the league. It’s the first time that the lower-seeds won and defeated the top two seeds,” he said.

Indeed, third-seed Alab dethroned second-seed Hong Kong and fourth-seed Mono ousted top-seed Chong Son to set their Finals date.

Cuan then went on to say that the championship showdown will be a classic clash of styles. “It will be so good to watch because it will be Mono’s high-octane offense versus our defense,” he said.

Game 1 of the championship showdown, as always, will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.


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