Finding its rhythm early, Alab Pilipinas locked up the No. three seed heading into the 2017 Asean Basketball League playoffs after an 82-75 victory over Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions on Sunday night time at USEP Gym in Davao City. With import Sampson Carter and native Robby Celiz entering into the groove within the first half, the Filipinos acquired off robust this time on their approach to snapping a three-game slide and establishing a conflict with No. 2 Singapore Slingers within the best-of-three semifinals beginning April 2. The Slingers own residence court docket benefit within the collection, however Alab coach Mac Cuan believes the victory in opposition to the league-leading Long Lions will assist his squad’s confidence in its playoff pu…

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