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Saturday August 2, 2014 MYT 10:26:00 PM
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by kng zheng guan AND joash ee de silva
Westports Malaysia Dragons' Chris Eversley goes for a block in the ABL match against Indonesia Warriors at the MABA Stadium on Saturday. - BRIAN MOH/ The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Westports Malaysia Dragons were on top of their game, strolling to an 84-66 win over Indonesia Warriors for their second triumph in the Asean Basketball League (ABL).
The Dragons kept a tight lid on the Warriors as they edged ahead 16-13 in the first quarter at the Maba Stadium on Saturday.
The Warriors, champions in 2012, struggled in the second quarter and the Dragons grabbed the chance to score 28 points for a huge 44-27 lead by half time.
With 2.05m centre Justin Knox in his element, the Dragons continued to pile on the points to take a 64-44 lead in the third quarter.
The Warriors only woke up from their slumber in the fourth quarter with Tremayne Johnson and new signing Christian Ellis reducing the deficit to 71-59 at one point.
But the Dragons responded with aplomb and they held on for an impressive 18-point victory.
Knox once again starred for the Dragons with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Chris Eversley and Moala Tautuaa helped out with 16 and 13 points respectively.
Johnson had 24 points for the Warriors while Ellis added 19 points and 12 rebounds.
“I came out the way I envisioned myself – aggressive in defence and offence – and I think I did just that,” said Knox.
“We have good chemistry in the team and the practice sessions really helped.
“But we need to go back and work on our defensive game as we allowed the Warriors’ big guys to score so many points.”
The Dragons’ next game is against Vietnam’s Saigon Heat on Aug 9.
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Asean Basketball League, basketball, Westports Malaysia Dragons, Indonesia Warriors, Justin Knox
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