HCM CITY (VNS) — Saigon Heat failed to make the final of the ASEAN Basketball League as they lost to Westports Malaysia Dragons 76-89 in the second leg of the semi-final match at the CIS Stadium in HCM City.
In the first leg, Saigon were defeated 68-84.
“I’m not very happy right now but the team played hard, we just dug ourselves a hole and we just couldn’t get out of it,” said Saigon captain David Arnold to aseanbasketballleague.com.
“That’s a good team [Malaysia] and it’s a team you don’t want to get down a bunch to.”
As Saigon bow out of the playoff picture, all eyes will now turn to the Dragons who are returning to the ABL Finals after being runner-ups in last year’s battle against Hi-Tech Bangkok City. — VNS