It was a difficult week for the Dragons, ending the final lap of the away games in Vietnam. Westports Malaysia Dragons battled hard but it fell short 115-103 to Saigon Heat.

The Dragons missed their second consecutive playoffs this season in a nine-team Asean Basketball League, not without myriads of bumps and challenges along the way.

As the team progressed, there were significant minutes gained and better performance by the local players, building the momentum together with fellow team mates Bryan Davis, Joshua Munzon, Jawhar Purdy and Chris Eversley.

It is undoubtly upsetting for the fans to see the Dragons missing out on another playoffs this season, but more importantly, the team grew together closer as a family. In one of the post game interview with Chris Eversley, he mentioned that whenever he puts on the Dragons’ jersey, he represents Malaysia.

“When I’m playing with the Dragons, I’m a Malaysian. I’m representing Westports Malaysia Dragons. Together, we are all as a family,” Eversley said.

With just two matches left at home, the Malaysian team is set to meet Thailand’s Mono Vampire Basketball Club tomorrow in the race to challenge the top three spot before the playoffs.

Mono Vampire were among the first few to book a berth to the playoffs and they are challenging Chongson Kungfu and Hong Kong Eastern to set the final standings.

Meeting for the fourth time in the season, Mono Vampire secured two wins thus far while the Dragons defeated them in their first meet in November last year. It was a very close game, the Dragons took down Mono in an overtime game with 112-116.

Fast forward today, the Malaysian team will have to manage the game well against former Dragons Jason Brickman, witty point guard Paul Zamar and bigman Samuel Deguara in order to win the match.

Westports Malaysia Dragons will be playing against Mono Vampire Basketball Club on March 21 at 8.30PM MABA Stadium Kuala Lumpur.

We’re giving #FREE admission to anyone 18 and below to celebrate our last games of the season!