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Saigon Heat awarded runner-up title at ASEAN Basketball League 2023
  • | VOV | March 15, 2023 04:59 PM
Vietnamese representative Saigon Heat won the runner-up title of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) 2023 after losing to Hong Kong Eastern of China in the final round held on March 14 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Chinese players entered the game confidently and went into a 24-9 lead in the first quarter.

The following quarters were a tense affair, with Vietnamese players making every effort but to reverse the situation.

In the final quarter, O’Darien Bassett and Dominic Gilbert both shone to help the guest team end the match with a score of 73-60.

In the final round taking place on March 14 at the Nguyen Du Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong Eastern ultimately overcame Saigon Heat with a final score of 2-1 over three games.

The victory therefore helped Hong Kong Eastern lift the trophy of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) for the second time after previously becoming champions for the first time back in 2017.

The runner-up title marked the best ever result of Vietnamese representative Saigon Heat in the ABL’s history. This year marks the 11th edition of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), featuring eight teams from the region from January 2 to March 14.

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