The San Miguel Pale Pilsen Alab Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Hong Kong Eastern at 8:00 P.M. on April 3, 2019 live from the Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Alab Pilipinas will be fighting for their lives in order to keep their back-to-back championship hopes alive when the 9th ABL resumes tonight in Hong Kong.
After leading as much as 15-point in the first half, the Philippine squad struggled to manufacture more points in the third and final quarters.
With the zone defense employed by the visiting team, Alab look at their points advantage slowly fading away and in the fourth period, the Eastern were able to complete a comeback.
Alab Pilipinas had one more chance to tie or even take the lead again after a crucial turnover committed by Hong Kong.
Yet, Ray Ray Parks Jr., completely missed the rim for a possible overtime as time expired.
“We understand the situation we’re in. It’s win-or-go home,” said Alapag.
Since the last part of the elimination round and the opening of the quarterfinals round, Alab is now on a five-game losing skid.
Another defeat in their best-of-three series will mean vacation time for coach Jimmy Alapag and his boys.