2012 ABL season

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2012 ABL season
League ASEAN Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 13 January 2012 – 13 May 2012
Number of teams 8
ABL season
Season MVP Leo Avenido (San Miguel)
2011 ABL Finals
Champions Indonesia Warriors
  Runners-up San Miguel Beermen
ABL seasons

The 2012 ASEAN Basketball League season was the third season of competition of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) since its establishment. A total of eight teams will compete the league. The regular season will begin on 16 January 2012 and will end on 13 May 2012. Three teams will debut this season: the Bangkok Cobras, the San Miguel Beermen and the SSA Saigon Heat, while the Brunei Barracudas team took a leave of absence. Satria Muda BritAma was renamed into the Indonesia Warriors, while the Westports KL Dragons were renamed as the Westports Malaysia Dragons, and Singapore Slingers were renamed Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers.

The season was delayed until January 2012 to give way to the Southeast Asian Games.

Preseason[edit]

The ABL underwent expansion with three new teams debuting. The San Miguel Beermen signed a five-year contract with the league; this is a different team from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team owned by San Miguel Corporation that now carries the Petron Blaze Boosters name. Bobby Parks was named as the head coach.[1]

Bangkok Basketball Holdings were the second team to join the league. The team will be the second Thai team, after the defending champions Chang Thailand Slammers.[2] The third team to join the league was SSA Saigon Heat organised by the Saigon Sports Academy. The Heat are the first international basketball team to represent Vietnam.[3]

The Brunei Barracudas, a team that has failed to make it to the playoffs in the league's first two seasons, has decided not participate in the 2012 season. While no reason was given, the team has heavily relied on its starting five, who are all imports, to play the game in its entirety.[4]

Six of the eight teams participated in the To Be Number One Basketball Challenge held in Bangkok in benefit of the victims of the 2011 Thailand floods. The San Miguel Beermen defeated the AirAsia Philippine Patriots to win the championship.[5] In 2012, the Beermen, the Patriots and the Qatari team Al -Jaysh will participate in another preseason tournament at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.[6]

Arenas[edit]

Locations of the northern ABL teams.
Locations of the southern ABL teams.
2012 ABL season is located in Metro Manila
San Juan Gym (Patriots)
San Juan Gym (Patriots)
Ynares Sports Arena (Patriots, Beermen)
Ynares Sports Arena (Patriots, Beermen)
Olivarez College Gym (Beermen)
Olivarez College Gym (Beermen)
Arenas used within Metro Manila.
Team Location Arena
AirAsia Philippine Patriots San Juan
Pasig
San Juan Gym
Ynares Sports Arena
Bangkok Cobras Bangkok Chulalongkorn University Gym*
Chang Thailand Slammers Bangkok Thai-Japanese Gym*
Indonesia Warriors North Jakarta
Bandung
The BritAma Arena
GOR C-Tra Arena
SSA Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City Tan Binh Gymnasium
San Miguel Beermen Pasig
Parañaque
Ynares Sports Arena
Olivarez College Gym
Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium

*these are indoor arenas located adjacent to the outdoor stadiums.

Standings[edit]

# Team GP W L PF PA PD Pts
1 San Miguel Beermen 21 17 4 1678 1475 +203 34
2 AirAsia Philippine Patriots 21 16 5 1697 1580 +117 32
3 Indonesia Warriors 21 12 9 1623 1507 +116 24
4 Westports Malaysia Dragons 21 11 10 1775 1726 +49 22
5 Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers 21 9 12 1536 1536 0 18
6 SSA Saigon Heat 21 8 13 1424 1571 −147 16
7 Bangkok Cobras 21 6 15 1446 1650 −204 12
8 Chang Thailand Slammers 21 5 16 1493 1627 −134 10

  Qualified to the semifinals

Results[edit]

  • Score of the home team is listed first.
  • In case where a game went into overtime, the number of asterisks denotes the number of overtime periods played.

First and second round[edit]

Home \ Away APP BC CTS IW SH SMB SIN WMD
Philippines 86–58 89–68 86–73 76–62 66–68 90–84 86–72
Bangkok 60–55 71–67 57–73 78–86 79–74 85–81
Thailand 72–81 86–76 72–89 78–58 59–68 66–56 80–69
Indonesia 68–72 74–67 70–82 96–68 61–77 65–57 80–93
Saigon 62–76 61–76 60–53 68–72 62–85 55–60 70–69
San Miguel 78–70 94–59 92–77 81–77* 63–66 75–65 70–73
Singapore 75–80 73–48 74–63 59–79 67–72 71–63 81–70
Malaysia 87–90 70–73 106–72 82–79 97–86 83–77* 86–71

Third round[edit]

Home \ Away APP BC CTS IW SH SMB SIN WMD
Philippines 79–104 76–70 93–97*
Bangkok 78–84 83–78 79–99 66–68 84–107
Thailand 74–80 56–58 76–103 70–77
Indonesia 73–63 69–71 98–80
Saigon 57–73 77–69 88–86
San Miguel 93–78 91–77 68–64
Singapore 70–82 95–78 85–92 73–67
Malaysia 94–79 95–75 76–92 88–105

  Win
  Loss


Statistical leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points United States Tiras Wade Westports Malaysia Dragons 26.05
Rebounds United States Steven Thomas Indonesia Warriors 14.79
Assists Philippines Al Vergara AirAsia Philippine Patriots 4.90
Steals United States Louis Graham San Miguel Beermen 2.00
Blocks United States Nakiea Miller AirAsia Philippine Patriots 2.84

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2012 ABL Playoffs
Best-of-3 semifinals Best-of-3 Finals
           
1 San Miguel Beermen 2
4 Westports Malaysia Dragons 1
1 San Miguel Beermen 1
3 Indonesia Warriors 2
2 AirAsia Philippine Patriots 0
3 Indonesia Warriors 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lagunzo, Jerome (7 July 2011). "San Miguel joins Asean Basketball League". Malaya Business Insight. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bangkok Basketball join ABL". Brunei Times. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Saigon Heat joins ASEAN Basketball League". abs-cbnNEWS.com. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Tan, Les (22 September 2011). "Brunei Barracudas pull out of ASEAN Basketball League". RedSports.sg. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Terrado, Jonas (19 December 2011). "Beermen outlast Patriots in Bangkok". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Payo, Jasmine (27 December 2011). "ABL exhibition games pit Beermen, Patriots vs Qatari club". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 

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