KUALA LUMPUR – The Westports Malaysia Dragons (WMD) will play their second game of the 2016-17 Asean Basketball League Season when they take on Saigon Heat in their home court, CIS Arena this Saturday.

League Standings

Currently, the Heat is down with 2 losses, against Singapore Slingers (65-90) and Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (74-84). Whereas WMD lost their first match against the Slingers (80-62).

Team Status

In light of recent injuries, Christien Charles, main center for the Saigon Heat will be replaced with NBA Draftee Herbert Hill. Hill is a power forward/center position player who has placed internationally. Of late, he was playing for Jeonju KCC Egis in the Korean Basketball League (KBL).

On the Dragons side, Marcus Melvin is said to have mostly recovered from his back and knee injuries. Coach Thomas is looking forward to the game this Saturday to test their strength, especially with Melvin in better shape.

“I’m grateful for his (Marcus) speedy recovery thanks to Renesh (Dragons’ physiotherapist). He’s been looking good and playing well but we still have to be careful,” Thomas said.

Tip Off

The game will be tipped off at CIS Arena, Ho Chi Minh City at 5 PM (GMT +8). Watch the action on Livestream on YouTube or stay tuned on Dragons’ Facebook Page to the link.

Team Line Ups

Westports Malaysia Dragons

0 Kuek Tian Yuan Center Malaysian
1 Ma Chee Kheun Guard Malaysian
6 Spencer Skylar Rodrigo Center USA
7 Teo Kok Hou Guard Malaysian
8 Choo Wei Hong Forward Malaysian
10 Rosli Syahrul Ridzuan Forward Malaysian
11 Wong Yi Hou Forward Malaysia
13 Goldstein Freddie Guard Thai-American
20 Loh Shee Fai Guard Malaysian
27 Ting Chun Hong Forward Malaysian
41 Yeo Ivan Forward Malaysian
54 Melvin Marcus Antoine Center USA
Coach : Christopher M. Thomas

Saigon Heat

1 Nguyễn Tuấn Tú Point Guard Vietnamese
2 Daniel Lenny Forward/Center USA
6 Nguyễn Thành Nhân Guard Vietnamese
8 Munzon Joshua Guard USA-Phillipines
10 Nguyễn Văn Hùng Forward/Center Vietnamese
13 Lê Văn Đầy Forward Vietnamese
15 Hill Herbert Forward/Center USA
33 Arnold David Guard USA-Vietnam
36 Nguyễn Lâm Anh Duy Forward Vietnamese
39 Bùi Quốc Tân Forward Vietnamese
Coach : Anthony Garbelotto