This was supposed to be a heart-lifting article about how the Saigon Heat got a win in a must win game before going out for a long road trip. It was supposed to be about the hot shooting of Leo Avenido and how it overcame the inside dominance of Michael Fey.
Yet, here I am on the night of Monday, September 22 2014, scrolling through Facebook, passing black and white picture after black and white picture as a tribute to the Saigon Heat Coach Jason Rabedeaux who had passed away earlier in the day.
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“Killer instinct” is a rare quality in the beautiful game of basketball. That is why it is always blurted out by commentators about certain players. The thing about “Killer Instinct” that makes it so intriguing, other than the highlights that it creates, is that there seems to be a belief that either you are born with it or you don’t have it at all. Maybe that’s because players that are accepted to possess this legendary quantity are so uncommon.
If you get to watch a person with “Killer Instinct”, you’ll know it.
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This type of game had been due for quite sometime. We’ve been treated with teams overcoming furious rallies, straight up blow outs and defensive dog fights. Even though in the end, it’s all basketball and any type of game is entertaining for me, what we’ve been waiting for is a battle to the buzzer that couldn’t be decided in 40 minutes of regulation. What we needed was an overtime game.
Saigon Heat and Westports Malaysia Dragons made sure we got that.
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แฟนๆ ต่างเฝ้ารอการแข่งขันระหว่าง Saigon Heat กับ Hi-Tech Bangkok City มาได้ซักพัก หลังจากที่สองทีมเริ่มต้นฤดูกาลออกมาอย่างร้อนแรง ชนะรวด และถึงแม้ว่าทาง Heat จะพ่ายให้กับ Singapore Slingers อย่างฉิวเฉียด ซึ่งดับฝันที่จะได้เห็นสองทีมนี้วัดกันเพื่อตัดสินทีมไร้พ่ายทีมสุดท้าย เกมนี้ก็ยังเป็นการแข่งระหว่างทีมที่มีเกมบุกที่ดุเดือดอย่าง Heat และทีมที่ครบเครื่องอย่าง Hi-Tech Bangkok City
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The game between Saigon Heat and Hi-Tech Bangkok City had been widely anticipated among local fans and ABL fans. Even after the Heat’s close loss to the Singapore Slingers that ended the prospect of a battle to decide the remaining undefeated team, the Heat were on an offensive rampage and Hi-Tech Bangkok City were beating other teams in every way possible. This was going to be a clash of titans.
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In a perfect universe, Leonidez Avenido is a follower of this blog page. He will have noticed from the last blog post that he was mentioned only once merely as “The Other Star”. He would have felt offended and fired up that this blogger should know more about him, more than worthy of just one single forgettable mention. In a perfect universe, that would be the explanation why Leo Avenido exploded for 24 points, including 6 three-point shots, against the Laskar Dreya South Sumatra team.
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As mentioned quite repeatedly in my previous entries, I have been working based in Vietnam for the past year and change. In this recap, I shall be mainly mentioning the Vietnamese Squad because I am only a bit more familiar with them than the Indonesian Warriors. Throughout the season, I will get to know the Warriors better and I will work from that, but for now, I will work with what I know.
Continue reading ABL Recap: Bring the Heat