ABL: Singapore Slingers go down 71-86 to Malaysia Dragons
Slingers’ Don Dulay defends against Patrick Cabahug of the Dragons. (Photo courtesy of ABL)
Kuala Lumpur, Sunday, February 19, 2012 — The Singapore Slingers lost their third straight game in the ASEAN Basketball League when the Malaysia Dragons beat them 86-71 at the MABA Stadium.
The win dropped the Slingers to a 4-4 win-loss record while the Dragons improved to 5-2. The Dragons are second on the table while the Slingers are fourth.
The Slingers were blown away by the Dragons in the first quarter who put together a 12-point run in the first quarter to lead by a massive 21-7 at the end of the first 10 minutes.
The Slingers had a much better second quarter, outscoring the Dragons 27-26 but their poor first quarter meant they still trailed by 13 points (34-47) at half time.
The Dragons put on a 3-point show in the third quarter, with three consecutive long-range bombs by Brian Williams and two by Tiras Wade putting more daylight between the two teams.
The Dragons took a 20-point, 68-48 lead into the fourth quarter. Although the Slingers outscored the Dragons 23-18 in the fourth, they lost the game 86-71.
Wade had a game-high 34 points for the Dragons while his teammate Williams had 30 points and 15 rebounds.
For the Slingers, Louis Graham finished with 25 points and 9 rebounds.
The Slingers play their next game away against the Indonesia Warriors on February 25th.
Looking for the Slingers’ fixture schedule? All here: Singapore Slingers 2012 ABL Fixtures
Quarter by Quarter Scores
Dragons vs Slingers
1st Q: 21-7
2nd Q: 26-27 (47-34)
3rd Q: 21-14 (68-48)
4th Q: 18-23 (86-71)
Slingers Game Box Score
|1||Tan Chin Hong||00:00||0/0||0/0||0/0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5||*Wong Wei Long||23:21||0/5||0/4||0/0||0||4||4||1||2||2||0||1||0|
|12||Lim Sheng Yu||10:28||1/1||0/0||2/2||1||2||3||0||1||0||0||1||4|
* Denotes starters. PTS – Points scored. FG – Field goals made/attempted. 3PT – Three-point field goals made/attempted. FT – Free throws made/attempted. OR – Offensive rebounds. DR – Defensive rebounds. TR – Total rebounds. AST – Assists. STL – Steals. B – Blocks. TO – Turnovers. PF – Personal fouls. MIN – Minutes played.