KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Dragons slumped to their heaviest defeat in the Asean Basketball League this season after Saigon Heat ran out 114-81 winners at the Maba Stadium on Sunday.

Since beating Saigon 91-87 in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 17, the Dragons have lost six games in a row to compile a 3-10 record and languish in eighth place with their playoff hopes receding fast.

The Dragons were out of it by half-time with the Heat leading 64-36, just three days after Chris Thomas questioned the efforts of the players in a 104-92 loss to defending champions Hong Kong Eastern.


Malaysia Dragons slumped to their heaviest defeat in the Asean Basketball League this season after Saigon Heat ran out 114-81 winners at the Maba Stadium on Sunday. Pic by NSTP/ courtesy of Asean Basketball League Facebook

AJ West led the scoring for the home team with 22 points and 17 rebounds but the effort may have come too late to save his spot on the Dragons' roster.

Joshua Munzon contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds while KuekTian Yuan had 17 points and nine rebounds.

But they were no match for the Heat, who saw four players score above 20 points each, led by Moses Morgan (26).

MaxieEsho (25), Akeem Scott (24) and Michael Williams (21) were the others who made significant scores for Saigon.

The Dragons have two weeks off before travelling to Taiwan to play bottom-side Formosa Dreamers on Feb 25.

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