2015–16 ABL season

The 2015–16 ASEAN Basketball League season was the sixth season of competition of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). The regular season started on 27 October 2015 and ended on 21 February 2016.[1][2] Two Indonesian teams, the Indonesia Warriors and Laskar Dreya South Sumatra did not return to the league.

2015–16 ABL Regular Season
LeagueASEAN Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration27 October 2015 – 21 February 2016
Number of games60
Number of teams6
TV partner(s)Indonesia JakTV
Malaysia TV1
Philippines Basketball TV
Singapore SuperSports
Thailand True Sport, Mono 29 TV
Vietnam HTV
pan-Asia: Fox Sports Asia
ABL season
Season MVPLocal MVP: Wong Wei Long (Singapore Slingers)
ASEAN/Heritage Import MVP: Matthew Wright (Westports Malaysia Dragons)
World Import MVP: Reggie Johnson (Westports Malaysia Dragons)
Finals MVP: Jason Brickman (Westports Malaysia Dragons)
2016 ABL Finals
ChampionsWestports Malaysia Dragons
  Runners-upSingapore Slingers
ABL seasons

The Westports Malaysia Dragons defeated first-time finalist Singapore Slingers in the finals, earning the Dragons its first ever championship in franchise history since joining the league in 2009.

TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena
Hi-Tech Bangkok City Bangkok Thai-Japanese Stadium Gym 1
Hi-Tech Gym
Mono Vampire Basketball Club Bangkok Mono Vampire Gym
Chulalongkorn University Gymnasium
Sripatum University Stadium
Pilipinas MX3 Kings San Juan, Metro Manila USEP Gymnasium (former arena)
San Juan Gym
Malolos Convention Center
Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City CIS Arena
Singapore Slingers Singapore OCBC Arena
Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium

ImportsEdit

The following is the list of imports, which had played for their respective teams at least once. In the left are the World Imports, and in the right are the ASEAN/Heritage Imports. Flags indicate the citizenship/s the player holds.

Team World Import(s) ASEAN/Heritage Import(s)
Hi-Tech Bangkok City   Christien Charles
  Steven Thomas
   Tyler Lamb
    Freddie Goldstein
Mono Vampire Basketball Club   Anthony McClain
  Cleveland Melvin
  Michael Fey
  Quincy Okolie
  Paul Butorac
  Froilan Baguion
  Leo Avenido
Pilipinas MX3 Kings   Will Creekmore
  Michael Fey
  Arizona Reid
  Nakiea Miller
  Charles Mammie
   Jerramy King
   Alli Austria
Saigon Heat   Lenny Daniel
  Paul Williams
  Will Creekmore
   David Arnold
   Moses Morgan
Singapore Slingers   Xavier Alexander
  Justin Aronel Howard
   Kris Rosales
Westports Malaysia Dragons   Reggie Johnson
  Calvin Godfrey
   Jason Brickman
   Matthew Wright

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD PCT GB Qualification
1   Westports Malaysia Dragons 20 16 4 1878 1612 +266 .800[a] Qualified for the playoffs
2   Singapore Slingers 20 16 4 1607 1434 +173 .800[a]
3   Hi-Tech Bangkok City 20 14 6 1666 1601 +65 .700 2
4   Saigon Heat 20 9 11 1593 1705 −112 .450 7
5   Mono Vampire Basketball Club 20 3 17 1561 1722 −161 .150 13 Eliminated
6   Pilipinas MX3 Kings 20 2 18 1514 1745 −231 .100 14
  1. ^ a b Malaysia wins tiebreaker via head-to-head goal average (1.01 vs. 0.98); both teams had identical 2–2 head-to-head records against each other.

ResultsEdit

  • Score of the home team is listed first.
  • In case where a game went into overtime, the number of asterisks denotes the number of overtime periods played.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away HBC MNV MX3 SGH SIN WMD
Bangkok City 80–74 100–66 88–71 83–74 79–83
Mono Vampire 68–78 76–74 70–74 69–97 81–94
Pilipinas 64–86 79–78 88–103 62–70 74–99
Saigon 70–74 78–73 68–88 74–86 92–100*
Singapore 83–80 72–66 63–57* 84–69 88–85
Malaysia 77–71 68–64 107–82 109–60 84–79
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with lighter background shading were decided after overtime.

Third and fourth roundEdit

Home \ Away HBC MNV MX3 SGH SIN WMD
Bangkok City 77–65 95–89 88–82 65–84 89–108
Mono Vampire 104–107* 101–82 99–100 74–93 98–115
Pilipinas 67–71 81–85 80–84 67–86 91–105
Saigon 94–90 90–79 84–79 60–62 91–82
Singapore 75–83 73–65 80–58 100–73 80–89
Malaysia 79–83 110–72 103–86 86–76 71–78
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with lighter background shading were decided after overtime.

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Malaysia 2
4 Saigon 0
1 Malaysia 3
2 Singapore 2
2 Singapore 2
3 Bangkok City 1

SemifinalsEdit

Malaysia vs. SaigonEdit

5 March
Saigon Heat 76–89 Westports Malaysia Dragons
Malaysia wins series 2–0
CIS Arena, Saigon

Singapore vs. Bangkok CityEdit

7 March
Singapore Slingers 68–60 Hi-Tech Bangkok City
Singapore wins series 2–1

FinalsEdit

26 March
Westports Malaysia Dragons 77–65 Singapore Slingers
Malaysia wins series 3–2

AwardsEdit

The awarding ceremony was held before the Game 2 of the ABL Finals on March 13, 2016 held at the MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

Players of the weekEdit

Week Player Ref.
27 Oct. – 3 Nov. Jason Brickman (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [4]
4 Nov. – 10 Nov. Christien Charles (Hi-Tech Bangkok City) [5]
11 Nov. – 17 Nov. Calvin Godfrey (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [6]
18 Nov. – 23 Nov. Justin Howard (Singapore Slingers) [7]
24 Nov. – 30 Nov. Moses Morgan (Saigon Heat) [8]
1 Dec. – 7 Dec. Freddie Goldstein (Hi-Tech Bangkok City) [9]
8 Dec. – 15 Dec. Anthony McClain (Mono Vampire Basketball Club) [10]
16 Dec. – 23 Dec. Will Creekmore (Saigon Heat) [11]
6 Jan. – 13 Jan. Wu Qingde (Singapore Slingers) [12]
14 Jan. – 19 Jan. Wu Qingde (Singapore Slingers) [13]
20 Jan. – 26 Jan. Calvin Godfrey (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [14]
27 Jan. – 2. Feb. Kris Rosales (Singapore Slingers) [15]
3 Feb. – 9. Feb Christien Charles Hi-Tech Bangkok City [16]
10. Feb – 16. Feb Jason Brickman (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [17]
17 Feb. – 22. Feb Matthew Wright (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sixth season of ASEAN Basketball League starts October". DZRH. 8 September 2015. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. ^ "2015-2016 ABL Regular Season Schedule". ASEANBasketballLeague.com. ASEAN Basketball League. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  3. ^ Giongco, Mark (March 13, 2016). "Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright named ABL Heritage MVP". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Player of the Week: Jason Brickman
  5. ^ Player of the Week: Chris Charles
  6. ^ Player of the Week: Calvin Godfrey
  7. ^ Player of the Week: Justin Howard
  8. ^ Player of the Week: Moses Morgan
  9. ^ Player of the Week: Fred Goldstein
  10. ^ Player of the Week: Anthony McClain
  11. ^ Player of the Week: William Creekmore
  12. ^ Player of the Week: Qingde Wu
  13. ^ Player of the Week: Qingde Wu
  14. ^ Player of the Week: Calvin Godfrey
  15. ^ Player of the Week: Kris Rosales
  16. ^ Player of the Week: Chris Charles
  17. ^ Player of the Week: Jason Brickman
  18. ^ Player of the Week: Matthew Wright

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