Singapore Slingers beat the Macau Black Bears 98 – 88 with a third consecutive win of the season at the OCBC Arena on Friday evening (30 Nov).
The home team started well with an 8-0 lead before Anthony Tuckers landed a free throw to give the visitors their opening point. The Slingers continued to press on, opening their lead to 12 at the end of the first quarter.
Delvin Goh fights for the rebound. Delvin scored a career high of 20 points and 10 boards. Photo: Sport Singapore
Team captain Ng Han Bin paved the way as he knocked down a three-pointer from outside the arc in the first half. Slingers extended their lead to 55 – 38 by halftime and were up 77 – 61 at the end of the third quarter.
American import John Fields scored a game-high of 32 points with nine rebounds and seven assists, while homegrown player Delvin Goh scored a career-high 20 points, on top of 10 boards.
However, the lack of discipline and positioning trimmed the Slingers’ lead from 24 to 10 points at the end of the buzzer where the Bears managed to score 21 points off turnovers.
“We got to tidy things up towards the end as we mishandled a couple of possessions,” Ng said, recognising the need to improve on the team’s performance despite the win.
Jerran Young shoots against the Macau Black Bears, he scored a total of 12 points with 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Photo: Sport Singapore
“In order to win the championship, we got to focus on these little details.”
The Slingers is currently third in the league just behind the Formosa Dreamers and Saigon Heat with three wins and a loss.
Slingers will face the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors on Sunday (9 Dec), 8 pm at the OCBC Arena. Click here to purchase tickets and catch the Singapore Slingers live in action.