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 1. SBPHK H. 5-0 
 2. SAFSA 5-1 
 3. Xin Hua 5-1 
 4. Siglap 4-2 
 5. Tagawa 4-2 
 6. Adroit 3-3 
 7. Chong Ghee 3-3 
 8. SinKee 2-3 
 9. Tong Whye 2-3 
 10. Nanyang 1-5 
 11. Min Yi 0-5 
 12. Youth Select 0-6 
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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Min Yi Oct.19 SBPHK H. 99%
SinKee Oct.19 Tong Whye 56%
Slingers in the finals for the first time in ABL history - Mar 8, 2016


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The Singapore Slingers knocked out defending champions Hi-Tech Bangkok City 68-60 in a highly defensive playoff match at OCBC Arena on Sunday to book themselves a place in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) final against Westports Malaysia Dragons. The Slingers put up another convincing performance, following their 95-66 thrashing of Hi-Tech in the second game of the ABL semi-finals, to win two out of the three games needed to advance. Slingers captain Desmond Oh (178-SG-86) said he and his team were elated at getting into the finals for the first time in ABL history. 'I'm very, very happy. It's very great. This is the first time we are entering the finals,' the 29-year-old said. 'I think the whole team feels very great. I am very proud of the team because we really played hard together.' This win also proved to be a revenge of sorts and had special significance for the Slingers as they were knocked out by Bangkok at the same stage of the competition last season. 'The imports stepped up big time. We had a lot of running games today and we defended hard,' Oh said, pointing out the key role foreign imports had played in their win. Slingers import Alexander Xavier (198-G-88, college: S.Nazarene), in particular, had an exceptional game with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. He was praised by Slingers coach Neo Beng Siang for finding his scoring form again following his last two games where he failed to have much impact going forward. 'I am pretty happy with X. He actually did a good job in the last two games but he didn't score so well,' said Neo. 'First game he got nine, and second game he got seven, but he did a fantastic job in defensive rebounds. And today he is the go to man to really score and attack the basket.' Credit, however, must also go to the Howard Justin (208-C-81, college: Mercer) and Delvin Goh who shut down the two most dangerous big men in ABL, Bangkok's Thomas Steven and last season's MVP Charles Christien. 'I'm very proud that the team shut down the two big, and I think combined the two big only scored less than 20, which is good on them,' Neo said. Beyond their hard work on the courts, Oh is extremely grateful to the fans and he feels they could not have done it without their support. 'I would like to thank the children from SportCares, the Young Team Singapore Ambassadors, and all our fans out there. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their support,' he said.
Courtesy of: myactivesg.com   



NBL Round 8 of Regular Season - 21 hours ago
NBL round 8 most important game was a victory of Xin Hua over one of their biggest challengers Tagawa 72-65 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tagawa. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Xin Hua (5-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with SAFSA. Tagawa at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Siglap. Both teams do not pl...   [read more]
NBL Round 7: SBPHK H. beats Siglap in a derby game - 3 days ago
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games. The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Singapore: SBPHK H. (#1) and Siglap (#6). Siglap was defeated at home 50-63 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Siglap. Undefeated SBPHK H. (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain f...   [read more]
NBL Round 5 of Regular Season - 6 days ago
The game in Singapore was quite interesting. 6th ranked Adroit (1-2) played at the court of seventh ranked Siglap (2-1). Siglap defeated Adroit 76-61 on Thursday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Siglap moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Adroit at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with Tong Whye and Nanyang. Siglap's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their t...   [read more]


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