SAN Miguel Alab Pilipinas faces Singapore on Sunday in the Asean Basketball League at the OCBC Arena, looking to extend its winning streak to five.
The Philippines-based squad is coming off an overtime win over second-running Chong Son Kung Fu on Wednesday in Sta. Rosa, Laguna that improved its mark to 7-4.
Alab has won five of its six games on the road, and is confident as it plays its fourth and final match-up against the Slingers in the elimination round.
The Slingers lead the season series, 2-1, including a big win a few weeks ago at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
“We will be ready. We played them early this season and this team is much much different from the team that saw them play the first week of the year. The guys understand the importance of Sunday,” said Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag.
“They are up 2-1 against us, and it’s important to level the series moving forward,” Alapag added.
Alapag lauded his players for another key victory against Chong Son as Alab tightened its grip on fourth place.
“Back-to-back gutsy, gutsy efforts in Saigon, and then to come back here, scratching and clawing all the way, and we got contributions from everybody,” said Alapag.
Alab is now backed by San Miguel after Tanduay pulled out of its deal with the team.