Alab Pilipinas cool off Saigon Heat, make ABL semis

first_imgAkeem Scott poured in 22 points that went with six rebounds, four assists, and four steals for Saigon, but struggled to get ample help from Maxie Esho, who was silenced in the second half, where he only had three of his 20 markers.Moses Morgan chimed in 17 points, seven boards, and five assists in the losing effort, while David Arnold had 14.The scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 96 — Balkman 21, Domingo 21, Brownlee 18, Javelona 11, Parks 10, Raymundo 6, Urbiztondo 6, Hontiveros 3, Celiz 0, Sumalinog 0.SAIGON HEAT 85 — Scott 22, Esho 20, Morgan 17, Arnold 14, S. Nguyen 6, Williams 6, H. Nguyen 0, To QT 0.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Justin Brownlee added 18 points, 13 rebounds, three dimes, and two steals, Paolo Javelona went 3-of-5 from downtown to wind up with 11 markers, six boards, and four assists, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. got 10 points, seven rebounds, and three dimes.Alab pulled away in the third quarter, using a 27-point explosion to erect the 73-59 lead. The Filipinos led by 15 numerous times in the fourth before fending off repeated rallies from the home team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Philippine squad swept Vietnam in two games and barged into the Final Four for the second straight season to face No. 2 Hong Kong.Game 1 is on Wednesday at Southorn Stadium in Hong Kong. Quarters: 28-27, 46-42, 73-59, 96-85. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Santos’ ‘hand of God’ paves way for San Miguel title win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Renaldo Balkman. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas overcame a hostile crowd and cooled off the Saigon Heat, 96-85, on Saturday to advance to the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League semifinals at CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Renaldo Balkman led the cavalry as he collected 21 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists, while Lawrence Domingo stepped up with 18 markers, including the game-sealing three-point play, 94-81, with 1:03 left.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more