Patriots, Slammers share ABL lead

THE Philippine Patriots and the Thailand Slammers take the share of lead after posting similar convincing win in the Asian Basketball League elimination.

The Patriots hurdled Brunei Barracudas, 72-67, while the Slammers beat Satria Muda Beretama 84-63.

The Patriots played sans ex-PBA import Anthony Johnson who is still down with hamstring injury and aggravated with the ouster of American recruit Donald Little due to foul in the last 3:45 second of the extra period.

Patriots got the needed victory as former La Salle hotshot Junjun Cabatu and ex-PBA guard Egay Billones provided the important points in the homestretch.

Cabatu salvage the regulation with a triple 7.1 seconds at buzzer time while Billones provided production points in the extra period as the
Patriots staved of the disgusted Barracudas.

The Thai Slammers defeated the Indon team 84-63 with former Patriots import Jason Dixon stormed with 28 points and grabbed 18 boards. The Patriots and Slammers are scheduled to meet Stiff competition in their next playing schedules. Radito Torres

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