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Mosquitoes, Dream fight over playoff seat

Top-ranked Davies Paints may give the down and out GL Concrete a horrid court time when they meet on Sunday in the Angkor Beer Cambodian Basketball League at the Olympic Stadium Indoor Arena.

Arguably the best offence seen so far this season is set to tear down possibly the worst defence, as reflected by the winless Concrete’s heavy losses by an average of 30 points. It should come as no surprise if the Paints turn this mismatch into a kind of serious target practice.

The clash between Sabay Tiger Mosquitoes and NSK Dream may lead to a high intensity battle for the last of the playoff seats since the two teams are currently ranked eighth and ninth respectively.

While the Mosquitoes will take the court again next Wednesday to play a rescheduled game that may ultimately decide their fate, Sunday’s game against Dream is of critical importance.

After a slow getaway, Dream have managed mid-season improvement which showed up in their recent win over Pate 310 and close encounters with stronger teams like Davies Paints and Smart Dragons. On the other hand, Mosquitoes got out of a long losing streak with a merited win over Mekong Tigers.

The return of several key players like Steve Chun and Curran Hendry has reinforced the side. With Jeff Kane sharpening the offence, Mosquitoes are eager to keep their run for playoffs going.

In an all-Cambodian affair, second ranked Pate 310 will run into the third placed Emperors, who were last season’s losing finalists as IRB The Lord.

Pate were not among the top fancies last year, but this season it is a different story. The team are very much in the fighting line and keenly looking forward to have Ouch Phanat back in action from an injury break.

Evening matches have been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week to wrap up the round robin phase. The eight-team playoffs will begin from October 25.

Sunday’s Schedule
Davies Paints v GL Concrete 2pm

Sabay Tiger Mosquitoes v NSK Dream – 4pm
Pate 310 v Emperors – 6pm

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