Alab Pilipinas get back on track, stop streaking Slingers
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas bounced back after beating the Singapore Slingers, 80-70, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at OCBC Arena in Singapore.
Renaldo Balkman had an efficient night finishing with a game-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field that went with eight rebounds and six assists for the Philippine side.
Alab, which took a stunning 116-103 loss to the Macau Black Bears four days ago, went on a 17-7 run to close the third quarter and take control of the game.
PJ Ramos added 22 points, including a basket that put the game out of reach, 77-66, with 2:24 left, 17 rebounds and four blocks.
John Fields, Jerran Young and Xavier Alexander combined for 58 points but their contributions were still not enough as the Slingers’ winning streak ended at four games.
Fields paced Singapore (13-8) in scoring with 21 points while Alexander had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
League-leading Alab, which has been struggling on the road, upped its record to 17-4.
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