2015–16 ABL season

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2015 ABL Regular Season
League ASEAN Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 27 October 2015 – 21 February 2016
Number of games 60
Number of teams 6
TV partner(s) Indonesia JakTV
Malaysia TV1
Philippines Basketball TV
Singapore SuperSports
Thailand True Sport, Mono 29 TV
Vietnam HTV
pan-Asia: Fox Sports Asia
ABL season
Season MVP Local MVP: Wong Wei Long (Singapore Slingers)
ASEAN/Heritage Import MVP: Matthew Wright (Westports Malaysia Dragons)
World Import MVP: Reggie Johnson (Westports Malaysia Dragons)
Finals MVP: Jason Brickman (Westports Malaysia Dragons)
2015 ABL Finals
Champions Westports Malaysia Dragons
  Runners-up Singapore Slingers
ABL seasons

The 2015–16 ASEAN Basketball League season was the sixth season of competition of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). The regular season started on 27 October 2015 and ended on 21 February 2016.[1][2] Two Indonesian teams, the Indonesia Warriors and Laskar Dreya South Sumatra did not return to the league.

The Westports Malaysia Dragons defeated first-time finalist Singapore Slingers in the finals, earning the Dragons its first ever championship in franchise history since joining the league in 2009.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Arena
Hi-Tech Bangkok City Bangkok Thai-Japanese Stadium Gym 1
Hi-Tech Gym
Mono Vampire Basketball Club Bangkok Mono Vampire Gym
Chulalongkorn University Gymnasium
Sripatum University Stadium
Pilipinas MX3 Kings San Juan, Metro Manila USEP Gymnasium (former arena)
San Juan Gym
Malolos Convention Center
Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City CIS Arena
Singapore Slingers Singapore OCBC Arena
Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium

Imports[edit]

The following is the list of imports, which had played for their respective teams at least once. In the left are the World Imports, and in the right are the ASEAN/Heritage Imports. Flags indicate the citizenship/s the player holds.

Team World Import(s) ASEAN/Heritage Import(s)
Hi-Tech Bangkok City United States Christien Charles
United States Steven Thomas
United StatesThailand Tyler Lamb
United StatesIsraelThailand Freddie Goldstein
Mono Vampire Basketball Club United States Anthony McClain
United States Cleveland Melvin
United States Michael Fey
United States Quincy Okolie
United States Paul Butorac
Philippines Froilan Baguion
Philippines Leo Avenido
Pilipinas MX3 Kings United States Will Creekmore
United States Michael Fey
United States Arizona Reid
United States Nakiea Miller
Sierra Leone Charles Mammie
United StatesPhilippines Jerramy King
United StatesPhilippines Alli Austria
Saigon Heat United States Lenny Daniel
United States Paul Williams
United States Will Creekmore
United StatesVietnam David Arnold
United StatesThailand Moses Morgan
Singapore Slingers United States Xavier Alexander
United States Justin Aronel Howard
United StatesPhilippines Kris Rosales
Westports Malaysia Dragons United States Reggie Johnson
United States Calvin Godfrey
United StatesPhilippines Jason Brickman
PhilippinesCanada Matthew Wright

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD PCT GB Qualification
1 Malaysia Westports Malaysia Dragons 20 16 4 1878 1612 +266 .800[a] Qualified for the playoffs
2 Singapore Singapore Slingers 20 16 4 1607 1434 +173 .800[a]
3 Thailand Hi-Tech Bangkok City 20 14 6 1666 1601 +65 .700 2
4 Vietnam Saigon Heat 20 9 11 1593 1705 −112 .450 7
5 Thailand Mono Vampire Basketball Club 20 3 17 1561 1722 −161 .150 13 Eliminated
6 Philippines Pilipinas MX3 Kings 20 2 18 1514 1745 −231 .100 14
  1. ^ a b Malaysia wins tiebreaker via head-to-head goal average (1.01 vs. 0.98); both teams had identical 2–2 head-to-head records against each other.

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 HBC MNV MX3 SGH SIN WMD
Bangkok City 80–74 100–66 88–71 83–74 79–83
Mono Vampire 68–78 76–74 70–74 69-97 81–94
Pilipinas 64–86 79–78 88–103 62–70 74–99
Saigon 70–74 78–73 68–88 74–86 92–100*
Singapore 83–80 72–66 63–57* 84-69 88–85
Malaysia 77–71 68–64 107–82 109–60 84–79

  Win
  OT Win
  Win by Forfeit
  Loss
  OT Loss
  Loss by Forfeit

Third and fourth round[edit]

Home \ Away HBC MNV MX3 SGH SIN WMD
Bangkok City 77–65 95-89 88–82 65–84 89-108
Mono Vampire 104–107* 101-82 99-100 74-93 98-115
Pilipinas 67–71 81–85 80-84 67–86 91-105
Saigon 94-90 90–79 84-79 60–62 91–82
Singapore 75-83 73–65 80-58 100-73 80-89
Malaysia 79-83 110–72 103-86 86–76 71–78

  Win
  OT Win
  Win by Forfeit
  Loss
  OT Loss
  Loss by Forfeit

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Malaysia 2
4 Saigon 0
1 Malaysia 3
2 Singapore 2
2 Singapore 2
3 Bangkok City 1

Semifinals[edit]

Malaysia vs. Saigon[edit]

27 February
Westports Malaysia Dragons 84–68 Saigon Heat
5 March
Saigon Heat 76–89 Westports Malaysia Dragons
Malaysia wins series 2–0
CIS Arena, Saigon

Singapore vs. Bangkok City[edit]

29 February
15:00
Singapore Slingers 70–73 Hi-Tech Bangkok City
5 March
Hi-Tech Bangkok City 66–95 Singapore Slingers
7 March
Singapore Slingers 68–60 Hi-Tech Bangkok City
Singapore wins series 2–1

Finals[edit]

12 March
Westports Malaysia Dragons 80–84 Singapore Slingers
14 March
Westports Malaysia Dragons 83–67 Singapore Slingers
19 March
Singapore Slingers 72–90 Westports Malaysia Dragons
21 March
Singapore Slingers 75–73 Westports Malaysia Dragons
26 March
Westports Malaysia Dragons 77–65 Singapore Slingers
Malaysia wins series 3–2

Awards[edit]

The awarding ceremony was held before the Game 2 of the ABL Finals on March 13, 2016 held at the MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player Ref.
27 Oct. – 3 Nov. Jason Brickman (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [4]
4 Nov. – 10 Nov. Christien Charles (Hi-Tech Bangkok City) [5]
11 Nov. – 17 Nov. Calvin Godfrey (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [6]
18 Nov. – 23 Nov. Justin Howard (Singapore Slingers) [7]
24 Nov. – 30 Nov. Moses Morgan (Saigon Heat) [8]
1 Dec. – 7 Dec. Freddie Goldstein (Hi-Tech Bangkok City) [9]
8 Dec. – 15 Dec. Anthony McClain (Mono Vampire Basketball Club) [10]
16 Dec. – 23 Dec. Will Creekmore (Saigon Heat) [11]
6 Jan. – 13 Jan. Wu Qingde (Singapore Slingers) [12]
14 Jan. – 19 Jan. Wu Qingde (Singapore Slingers) [13]
20 Jan. – 26 Jan. Calvin Godfrey (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [14]
27 Jan. – 2. Feb. Kris Rosales (Singapore Slingers) [15]
3 Feb. – 9. Feb Christien Charles Hi-Tech Bangkok City [16]
10. Feb – 16. Feb Jason Brickman (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [17]
17 Feb. – 22. Feb Matthew Wright (Westports Malaysia Dragons) [18]

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