|Saigon Heat of Việt Nam (in red) secure their fifth win of the ABL season after beating Alab Pilipinas 78-74 on February 26 in HCM City. — Photo saigonheat.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Saigon Heat have jumped to fourth place in the ASEAN Basketball League after their 78-74 win over Alab Pilipinas on their home turf at HCM City’s Canadian Interntaional School Arena yesterday.
It was their second victory in a row, after beating defending champions Westports Malaysia Dragons 95-84 on Friday in Selangor, Malaysia.
Saigon Heat defeated Alab Pilipinas, who are now in third place, twice and lost once in their previous meets this season.
The two sides will meet again at the same venue on Friday.
In other matches yesterday, leader Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions won 88-85 over Westports Malaysia Dragons, who now sit at the bottom of the six-team tournament, while second-place Singapore Slingers defeated Kaohsiung Truth, who are in fifth, 84-76. — VNS