Alab Pilipinas moves 1 win away from the title with 99-93 Game 3 win over Mono Vampire

ByAllan Lim


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The Big 3 of Alab Pilipinas showed up for Game 3 and the result is a morale-boosting win over Mono Vampire in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals, Saturday afternoon at Stadium 29 in Bangkok.

The 99-93 victory in hostile territory gave the Philippine team a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

Newly crowned ABL Local MVP Ray Parks led the team with 30 points, a new league record for most post scored by a local player in a champsionship game, to go along with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

The 25-year old son of PBA legendary import Bobby Parks carried the fight in the last 3 minutes of the game by scoring 8 points, including a cold-blooded jumper against Mono’s Filipino import Paul Zamar, that took the game out of reach for the Thailand-based squad.

Crowd favorite Justin Brownlee still managed score 27 points and haul down 12 rebounds despite nursing a hamstring strain which visibly slowed down the prolific Brgy. Ginebra resident import in Game 2.

Co-Defensive Player of the Year Renaldo Balkman delivered his usual all-around numbers of 24 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.

Mike Singletary led the home team with 29 points while 7-foot-5 Sam Deguara was held down to “only” 19 points and 14 boards. Zamar contributed 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Game 4 is scheduled on Monday, April 30, 3:30 pm at the same venue.

The scores:

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 99 – Parks Jr. 30, Brownlee 27, Balkman 24, Raymundo 5, Urbiztondo 5, Domingo 4, Hontiveros 2, Javelona 2, Alabanza 0.

Mono Vampire 93 – Singletary 29, Deguara 19, Zamar 16, Brickman 11, Chanthachon 10, Apiromvilaichai 8, Klahan 0, Phuangla 0, Sunthonsiri 0.

Quarterscores: 22-20, 48-50, 75-67, 99-93.

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