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Derby to boom in city’s basketball community

Update: October, 12/2016 - 09:00
Miller Darrell of Saigon Heat (left) plays in a match against Cantho Catfish on September 17. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The leading HCM City Wings will play Saigon Heat in a city derby today in the Việt Nam Basketball Associational League.

The Wings who, have four wins in a row to top the table, will visit the second-placed Heat on away ground at Canadian International School Arena.

This will be their fourth meet in this first season. Previously, the Heats won two and lost one.

Both teams, with large and rowdy fans, are home to two best foreign players. Miller Darrell has scored an average of 24 points per match for the Heat, while Jaywuan Hill had made it 17 for the Wings.

Darrell, however, is a little more praised due to his successful blocking that prevent other players from scoring.

He will be supported by local Việt Arnold and Trần Đăng Khoa, who brings crowds to their feet with their technical throws.

On the other side, Hill will receive support from Vietnamese-American Justin Young and local outstanding talents, such as Nguyễn Huỳnh Hải, Ngô Tuấn Trung and Lê Ngọc Tú.

In another match today, the Danang Dragon will play the Hanoi Buffaloes on their home turf of Military Zone 5 Gymnasium.

The hosts are seeking their second win against the Buffaloes to equal their result in the fourth meet.

The Dragons are currently at the bottom of the ranking, and their only advantage this match is their home fans.

Meanwhile, the Buffaloes are always appreciated for their effective and precise playing style, which is proved by their third place position.

Both teams suffered narrow losses in previous matches. — VNS


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