THERE seems to be no end to Pilipinas MX3 Kings’ woes.
The team suffered its third straight loss in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) over the weekend, going down against the visiting Singapore Slingers, 70-62, at the San Juan gymnasium.
Fil-Am Kris Rosales proved to the be thorn on the Filipinos’ side as his three-pointer in the final 30.4 seconds proved to be the dagger on the Kings, giving the Slingers a 67-62 cushion good enough to notch their fourth win in six outings for solo third place
Rosales finished with 10 points, while import Xavier Alexander had a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds for the Slingers, who played minus other import Justin Howard in the final period after committing his sixth and final foul.
Fresh from a 67-84 rout at the hands of Hi-Tech Bangkok City last week, the Kings, now solely managed by businessman Dick Balajdia, fell to a 1-3 (win-loss) slate.
Import Arizona Reid led Pilipinas MX3 with 16 points and six rebounds.
Kings coach Jack Santiago, now in his third week handling the team, however remains confident the Filipinos are now beginning to adapt to his system following the ownership issue that hounded the franchise which saw the pull-out of support by boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and the resignation of coach Zaldy Realubit.
The Kings will next face Mono Vampire of Thailand, the same tea, they beat last Oct. 29 for the team’s sole win this season.
Singapore (70) -- Alexander 18, Howard 16, Wong 13, Rosales 10, Oh 6, Kwek 6, Goh 1.
Pilipinas MX3 (62) -- Reid 16, Mammie 11, Salvacion 9, Sharma 9, Alonzo 4, Miller 4, Austria 3, King 2, Acuna 2, Elorde 2, Salvador 0, Marata 0.