Formosa Dreamers crash out of playoffs

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 05, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

The Formosa Dreamers, Taiwan’s team in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), on Wednesday had their season ended by Thailand’s Mono Vampire as they were eliminated from a best-of-three first-round playoff series in a narrow 70-68 defeat.

The defeat at Mono Vampire’s home court, Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi just outside Bangkok, ended the dream of title glory for the team, who were the top seeds and had high hopes of making a good run for the championship crown following their first-place regular-season finish in the ABL.

When the season ended last month, the Formosa Dreamers had done Taiwan proud with a 19-7 record, ahead of Philippine powerhouses San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in second on 18-8, the Singapore Slingers in third at 16-10, CLS Knights Indonesia in fourth on 15-11 and Vietnam’s Saigon Heat in fifth at 14-12.

However, Formosa Dreamers’ title dream turned into a nightmare after they lost the first game 83-80 at Changhua County Stadium on Sunday last week and eighth-placed Mono Vampire’s victory on Wednesday completed the upset.    [FULL  STORY]

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