Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Basketball Beasts maul Tigers in CBL clash

Basketball Beasts maul Tigers in CBL clash

Basketball Beasts maul Tigers in CBL clash

In the only Cambodian Basketball League game on Sunday evening, newcomers MSGM Beasts recovered from a slow start to down defending champions Mekong Tigers 71-63 at the Olympic Stadium Indoor Arena.

Despite taking the first quarter to warm up, Beasts outscored Tigers in the next three to record their second win of the season in as many matches. This was Tigers third loss in four outings.

After gaining a 11-point lead in the opening stanza, Tigers had a tough time in the second, though they led 31-29 at half-time.

For Tigers, Nang was in great form and eventually was the side’s top scorer with 30 points, but Beasts used clever rotations to ensure that all their players got on the scoresheet. That made a huge difference with Tan Hong Kwan 16 points leading the collective effort.

Just two points separated the two sides at the end of the third quarter but Beasts pulled clear in the last 10 minutes to win by an impressive margin.

With two wins out of two, Beasts are shaping up as strongly fancied outsiders, while the Tigers feel the desperate need to turn around their form.

Midweek fixtures
Today: Smart Dragons v ALLN
Tomorrow: Pinoy Rhythm v Team Respeck
Thursday: Davies Paint v Bayon Airlines
Friday: Extra Joss Fighters v Blue Thunder

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all