SMB-Alab falls

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas (photo from ASEAN Basketball League)
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas (photo from ASEAN Basketball League)

by Jonas Terrado

Defending champion San Miguel Alab Pilipinas was pushed to the brink of elimination after a 90-88 loss to Hong Kong on Friday in Game 1 of their best-of-three ASEAN Basketball League quarterfinals at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

Tsz Lai Lau’s three gave Hong Kong an 88-86 lead with 30 seconds left before Alab failed to send the game into overtime after forcing a turnovers several plays later when Ray Parks Jr. was blocked by Michael Holyfield at the buzzer.

Hong Kong’s stunning win put Alab in a difficult situation in Game 2 set Wednesday night at the Southorn Stadium in the Hong Kong district of Wan Chai.

A deciding Game 3, if necessary, is slated April 7 at The Arena in San Juan City.

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