SAN Miguel Alab Pilipinas stretched its winning streak to five with an emphatic 100-81 road victory over Zhuhai Wolf Warriors in the 2019 ASEAN Basketball League on Tuesday at Doumen Gymnasium in China.
Renaldo Balkman led the rout, dropping 10 of his 34 points in a second-quarter breakaway that enabled the visitors to take a 52-41 halftime lead. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out four assists, and rejected two shots.
PJ Ramos remained as solid as always with his 25 points, 22 boards, seven assists, four blocks, and two steals in the win that raised Alab's record to 2-2 win-loss on the road - and a league-best 11-2 overall.
The Puerto Rican behemoth was crucial in a 19-7 Alab windup that turned a slim 56-52 lead into a 75-59 bubble at the end of the third quarter.
Lawrence Domingo chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds, as Josh Urbiztondo had nine points, 10 assists, six boards, and two steals to compensate for the absence of Bobby Ray Parks (groin) and Caelan Tiongson (back).
Cai Chen led the Wolf Warriors with 28 points and three rebounds, as import Mike Taylor registered 18 points, four boards, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.
Zhuhai stayed at the cellar with its 1-14 card after suffering its sixth straight defeat.
SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 100 -- Balkman 34, Ramos 25, Domingo 12, Urbiztondo 9, Javelona 6, Rosser 6, Alvano 4, Rivero 3, Torres 1, Alabanza 0.
ZHUHAI WOLF WARRIORS 81 -- Cai 28, Taylor 18, Liu 8, Patterson 7, Shentu 7, Xianchao 5, Bell 4, Leung 4, Sun 0.
Quarters: 26-23, 52-41, 75-62, 100-81.