2018 ABL Finals

The 2018 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Finals was the best-of-5 championship series of the 2017–18 ABL season and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. Mono Vampire[1] and San Miguel Alab Pilipinas[2] competed for the 8th championship contested by the league.
After a decider Game 5, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas eventually clinched the club's first franchise championship in its history, and the third ABL Championship that came from the Philippines. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. was named as the Finals MVP after averaging 23 points per game in the finals series.[3]

2018 ABL Finals
TeamCoachWins
Philippines San Miguel Alab Pilipinas Jimmy Alapag 3
Thailand Mono Vampire Douglas Marty 2
Dates22 April – 2 May 2018
MVPBobby Ray Parks Jr.
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ABL Finals

BackgroundEdit

Mono Vampire San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
Finished 14–6 (.700) tied for 2nd place with Hong Kong Eastern and San Miguel Alab Pilipinas Regular season Finished 14–6 (.700) tied for 2nd place with Hong Kong Eastern and Mono Vampire
1–3 win-loss record among tied teams (4th place) Tiebreaker* 2–2 win-loss record among tied teams (3rd place)
Def. 5th-seeded Singapore Slingers, 2–0 Quarterfinals Def. 6th-seeded Saigon Heat, 2–0
Def. top-seeded Chong Son Kung Fu, 2–0 Semifinals Def. 2nd-seeded Hong Kong Eastern, 2–0

Head-to-head matchupsEdit

This is the first playoff and finals meeting between Alab Pilipinas and Mono Vampire.

Series summaryEdit

Game Date Venue Winner Result
Game 1 22 April City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex Alab 143–130 (OT)
Game 2 25 April City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex Mono 103–100
Game 3 28 April Stadium 29 Alab 99–93
Game 4 30 April Stadium 29 Mono 88–83
Game 5 2 May City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex Alab 102–92

Game summariesEdit

  • All times local; UTC+8 for the Philippines, and UTC+7 for Thailand

Game 1Edit

22 April
8:00 p.m.
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas   143–130 (OT)   Mono Vampire
Scoring by quarter: 26–32, 33–26, 28–29, 34–34, Overtime: 22–9
Pts: Brownlee 46
Rebs: Balkman 15
Asts: Brownlee 9
Pts: Singletary 42
Rebs: Deguara 11
Asts: Brickman 14
Alab leads series, 1–0
City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Santa Rosa
Referees: Yuen Chun Yip (HKG), Leong Chuen Wing (SIN), Chu Wei Chuen (MAS)

Game 2Edit

25 April
8:00 p.m.
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas   100–103   Mono Vampire
Scoring by quarter: 20–24, 25–28, 28–26, 27–25
Pts: Balkman 37
Rebs: Balkman 12
Asts: Balkman, Brownlee 6
Pts: Deguara 30
Rebs: Deguara 20
Asts: Brickman 11
Series tied, 1–1
City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Santa Rosa
Referees: Harja Jaladri (INA), Chan Owe Shiong (MAS), Leong Chuen Wing (SIN)

Game 3Edit

28 April
3:30 p.m.
Mono Vampire   93–99   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 30–26, 17–27, 26–24
Pts: Singletary 29
Rebs: Deguara 14
Asts: Brickman 12
Pts: Parks 30
Rebs: Balkman 16
Asts: Balkman, Brownlee 7
Alab leads series, 2–1
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi

Game 4Edit

30 April
3:30 p.m.
Mono Vampire   88–83   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 22–24, 24–27, 19–14
Pts: Deguara, Singletary 20
Rebs: Deguara 13
Asts: Brickman 10
Pts: Parks 21
Rebs: Balkman, Brownlee 13
Asts: Brownlee 6
Series tied, 2–2
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Andy Cheung (HKG), Johan Christiana (INA), Tee Yong Sern (MAS)

Game 5Edit

2 May
8:00 p.m.
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas   102–92   Mono Vampire
Scoring by quarter: 27–14, 27–31, 28–16, 20–31
Pts: Balkman 32
Rebs: Brownlee 12
Asts: Brownlee 9
Pts: Singletary 32
Rebs: Deguara 18
Asts: Brickman 6
Alab wins series, 3–2
City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Santa Rosa
Attendance: 5,898
Referees: Yuen Chun Yip (HKG), Harja Jaladri (INA), Haryanto Sutaryo (INA)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Deguara Buzzer-beater Propels Mono Vampire to ABL Finals". ASEAN Basketball League. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ Jacinto, Christian (15 April 2018). "Fiery Alab completes two-game sweep of Hong Kong Eastern, earns trip to ABL Finals". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ Terrado, Reuben (2 May 2018). "Alab Pilipinas brings back ABL title to PH shores after emphatic Game 5 win over Mono Vampire". Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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