2013 ABL season

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2013 ABL Regular Season
League ASEAN Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 11 January 2013 – 19 May 2013
Number of teams 6
ABL season
Season MVP Asi Taulava (San Miguel)
2013 ABL Finals
ABL seasons

The 2013 ASEAN Basketball League Regular Season was the fourth season of competition of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) since its establishment. A total of six teams competed in the league. The regular season began on 11 January 2013 and ended on 19 May 2013. Two teams from the previous season, inaugural champions AirAsia Philippine Patriots and Bangkok Cobras did not return for the current season.[1]


The ABL underwent contraction after it was announced that the Bangkok Cobras and the AirAsia Philippine Patriots would not be returning for the current season. The Brunei Barracudas, who were on leave for the 2012 season, were not announced to the list of active teams for 2013.

A new format was announced for the regular season, where the teams will play each four times, twice at home and twice away, a deviation from the earlier seasons where teams played each other thrice. Also, the league added Hoops Fest to the regular season schedule. The mid-season tournament was played over two days and the two games played by each team counted towards their regular season records. The playoff format was also changed: both the semifinals and the finals will be best-of-five series, instead of best-of-three in the previous seasons (in the inaugural season, the finals was a best-of-five series).


Locations of the northern ABL teams.
Locations of the southern ABL teams.
Team Location Arena
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers Bangkok Nimibutr Stadium
Indonesia Warriors North Jakarta The BritAma Arena
Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City Tân Bình Stadium
San Miguel Beermen Pasig Ynares Sports Arena
Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium


San Miguel Beermen 22 19 3 86 252
Indonesia Warriors 22 16 6 73 3 149
Westports Malaysia Dragons 22 12 10 57 7 59
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers 22 8 14 36 11 −40
Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers 22 7 15 32 12 −175
Saigon Heat 22 4 18 18 15 −243

  Qualified to the Playoffs


  • 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.
  • Results of the ABL Hoops Fest are not included in the tables.

First and second round[edit]

Thailand 74–90 75–77 73–77 65–62 83–91
Indonesia 69–60 83–74 53–64 61–48 68–67
Saigon 58–76 77–72 92–89 72–76 70–80
San Miguel 78-61 96–98 100–74 78–57 77–66
Singapore 56–50 57–69 80–69 55–66 68–67
Malaysia 65–77 72–79 75–64 82–76 75–56

Third and fourth round[edit]

Thailand 74–83 71–63 70–78 56–62 68–63
Indonesia 83–72 82–68 52–57 64–39 85–86
Saigon 75–90 63–77 49–101 62–63 89–78
San Miguel 76–69 77–66 71–69 80–69 80–62
Singapore 49–73 53–63 91–77 61–68 72–82
Malaysia 83–66 80–79 93–84 104–107*** 93–63


ABL Hoops Fest[edit]

The first ever ABL Hoops Fest, an annual mid-season showcase of the league, was added in the 2013 ABL season on 4 March 2013. All six teams will converge on a host city for the three-day contest, which will also include a slam dunk and three point shootout contest. The matchups are made via a random draw during the pre-season. Points obtained during Hoops Fest will count towards the teams’ total points for the regular season. Saigon, Vietnam was chosen as the host for the first edition of the competition, which was held 15 March 2013 to 17 March 2013.[2]

15 March
Indonesia Warriors 74, Chang Thailand Slammers 67
15 March
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 53, San Miguel Beermen 73
Tân Bình Stadium
15 March
Westports Malaysia Dragons 90, Saigon Heat 69
Tân Bình Stadium
17 March
Chang Thailand Slammers 58, JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 56
17 March
San Miguel Beermen 80, Saigon Heat 55
Tân Bình Stadium
17 March
Indonesia Warriors 84, Westports Malaysia Dragons 67
Tân Bình Stadium

Statistical leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Justin Howard Saigon Heat 20.43
Rebounds per game Rashad Jones-Jennings Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers 15.14
Assists per game Froilan Baguion Sports Rev Thailand Slammers 9.24
Steals per game Chris Daniels Indonesia Warriors 2.73
Blocks per game Christien Charles Sports Rev Thailand Slammers 4.11
Turnovers per game Froilan Baguion Sports Rev Thailand Slammers 4.52
FT% Loh Shee Fai Westports Malaysia Dragons 1.000
3FG% Steven Thomas Indonesia Warriors 1.000



The 2013 ABL Playoffs started on 23 May 2013 and concluded with the San Miguel Beermen sweeping the Indonesia Warriors in the 2013 ABL Finals to claim the team's first ever ABL title.[4]

Semifinals Finals
1 San Miguel 3
4 Sports Rev Thailand 1
1 San Miguel 3
2 Indonesia 0
2 Indonesia 3
3 Westports Malaysia 0


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