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    Fil-Am Michael Williams heats up in OT as Saigon deals Standhardinger, Hong Kong first loss in ABL

    Jan 10, 2018
    Fil-Am Michael Williams took charge in OT to power Saigon Heat's upset win over Hong Kong. Photo from ABL

    THE Saigon Heat stunned Hong Kong Eastern in overtime, 121-115, on Tuesday night in the Asean Basketball League at the Southorn Stadium in Hong Kong.

    Fil-American Michael Williams took charge as Saigon handed the Christian Standhardinger-led Hong Kong Eastern its first loss after seven straight wins to start the season.

    Saigon hiked its record to 3-2 and has won two in a row..

    Williams, a product of Cal State Fullerton, finished with 39 points including eight triples, none bigger than a three that broke a 113-113 deadlock. He also hit a deuce with 21 seconds left in the game for a five-point lead in the extra period.

    The Heat also spoiled a big night for Standhardinger when he had 37 points and a season-high 19 rebounds. He, however, just made five out of his 17 free throws in the game.

    Williams flirted with a double-double as he also dished out nine assists in the game.

    Hong Kong also ost despite getting a triple-double from Marcus Elliott, who had 34 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

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    Fil-Am Michael Williams took charge in OT to power Saigon Heat's upset win over Hong Kong. Photo from ABL
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