Filipino heritage import Patrick Cabahug finally had his breakout game for the Westports Malaysia Dragons, albeit in a heartbreaking 90-89 overtime loss to their causeway rivals, the Singapore Slingers.

The veteran sniper upped his best outing so far this season in the ASEAN Basketball League, shooting 70 percent from the floor and finished with 18 points to go along with four rebounds.

“My mindset is to stay ready all the time. Whether coach decides to use me or not,” said Cabahug. “It really feels good to be playing out there and get a good feel of the game.’’

The league’s 13th all-time leading scorer proved he can hang after playing 32 minutes against the Slingers, the most he has played this season especially after he was used sparingly earlier in the month.

“I only want to help this team win and hopefully make the playoffs. It feels great to be able to help lead a young team as a veteran presence on and off the court,” added Cabahug, who hopes to continue to feature and contribute towards an uphill playoff push for the 3-7 squad who are currently in the midst of a three-game skid.

The Dragons will host the resilient CLS Knights Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur on February 4th.