Monday, October 12, 2009

Watch Philippine Patriots vs Singapore Slingers

Finally, the match up I really anticipate Philippine Patriots vs Singapore Slingers in the ASEAN Basketball League. The game is on October 18,2009 at 4:00 PM in Singapore. This is a great time too, for the Patriots to prove some people wrong and win the game. There are Filipino basketball fans who don't rate the Patriots highly esp. after its defeat against Smart Gilas. I think the line-up is good enough to beat the Slingers. Baguion, Coronel and Ybanez have the ability to contain any of the Slingers' guards esp. Al Vergara. Vergara is the Slingers' team captain and a strong play maker. He knows when to pass or shoot. I like it when he makes his opponents look better due to his pinpoint passes. The homegrown Singaporean guards still have a lot of growing up to do, basketball wise. But, it is better for the Philippine Patriots not to underestimate the Slingers as it has a 2-1 record over Philippine Basketball Association squads. They have what it takes to win.

Philippine Patriots need to tighten up on defense (like what they did to Satria Muda) and handcuff Jeffers and Leblanc. Satria Muda's import Alex Hartman was just limited to three points in the final half if the Patriots display this defensive intensity again they can stop both Jeffers and Leblanc. I would also be nice if Rob Wainwright stop forcing his shots as he tends to miss his open team mates.

So far Bajar, Vergara and Avenido are the best performing Filipino imports in the ABL.

We can watch Philippine Patriots vs Singapore Slingers on ESPN.

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