San Miguel-Alab targets sweep, finals berth

first_imgCargo Movers advance to Final 4 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “We can’t just expect them (Hong Kong) to show up and give us that Finals spot. We have to work hard for 40 minutes and execute. That’s the only way for us to get to the Finals.”Alab is hoping to avoid a deciding Game 3 which will be played in Hong Kong on Friday, if necessary. The winner of the series will face the survivor of the matchup between Mono Vampire of Thailand and Chong Son Kung Fu of China. The Thais lead the series, 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League FacebookPeaking at just about the right time in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas seeks to punch a ticket to the Finals and dethrone Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday night at City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.With imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee in fine form and the support crew playing with plenty of confidence, Alab aims to sweep the best-of-three semifinals in the 8 p.m. duel with an Eastern team that relies heavily on just three players, including PBA-bound Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Balkman proved almost unstoppable on Wednesday night, scoring a playoff record 46 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as the Filipino club nailed their first win in Hong Kong with a 98-94 upset of the second-seeded Eastern at Southorn Stadium.Brownlee was also instrumental with 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, while the local crew led by Ray Parks came up with solid contributions on both ends.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut coach Jimmy Alapag remained wary of Hong Kong, especially with the way it fought back from a double-digit deficit at the end of the third period to give Alab an endgame scare.“They are the defending champions and they’ve shown the past two seasons that they are capable of overcoming challenges,” said Alapag of the enemy. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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