Satria Muda Pertamina plays winless Yulon Luxgen instead of NLEX-SCTEX

In a surprising turn of events, Satria Muda Pertamina-Jakarta will play against the winless Yulon Luxgen Dinos from Chinese Taipei for 5th place today instead of Filipino team NLEX-SCTEX Tollways. Although it was consistent with the earlier schedule released by the organizers, media...

Singapore Slingers fail to advance to Merlion Cup final, will play for Third

The Merlion Cup hosts Singapore Slingers managed to keep it close with the Shanghai Sharks for the most part of their game, but the Chinese Basketball Association quarterfinalists were able to pull away in the final quarter. While the Slingers were...

NLEX-SCTEX gets first win in the Merlion Cup

Filipino team NLEX-SCTEX Tollways finally managed to break into the win column at the 2017 Merlion Cup with a nip-and-tuck victory over club team Yulon Luxgen Dinos from Chinese-Taipei. The NLEX-SCTEX defense was successful in holding Yulon to just eight points...

Satria Muda Pertamina gets first Merlion Cup victory at the expense of NLEX-SCTEX

Satria Muda Pertamina got their first victory of the 2017 Merlion Cup in Singapore after beating Philippine representatives NLEX-SCTEX, 104-90.  The game had no real bearing since both teams have already been eliminated from playoff contention after going winless in their first two...

No Jimmermania in the Merlion Cup?

The Shanghai Sharks are expected to be without Jimmer Fredette during their upcoming Merlion Cup campaign due to a minor injury he sustained while vacationing with family back home in the United States. This will be a crippling blow to the...

Beijing flies with Marbury at the helm

The Beijing Fly Dragons were able to edge KK Split of Croatia, 80-73, to take home the 2017 Seri Mutiara Cup basketball invitational championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More commonly referred to as the “other Beijing team," the Fly Dragons came into the tournament...

Singapore Slingers ready to protect home court

Merlion Cup hosts, the Singapore Slingers, have prepared to defend their home floor at the upcoming 2017 tournament against even tougher competition. The team feels confident of their chances this year with support from home fans and a competitive line-up that was given a...

Merlion Cup: Who exactly are the NLEX-SCTEX team?

Following the exit of ASEAN Basketball League team Alab Pilipinas, the Merlion Cup previously announced the arrival of Satria Muda Pertamina (IBL Indonesia) and another team from the Philippines, NLEX-SCTEX. Satria Muda is expected to bring the same core that went...

Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017

NBL Asia (Malaysia) have released the schedules for the upcoming Seri Mutiara Cup tournament next week at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Popular local powerhouse team NS Matrix will serve as the host country’s representative in the annual...

The Philippines Join the Mix of FIBA Asia Champions Cup Teams

There will be a Philippine representative at the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup after all. Vincent ‘Chot’ Reyes, the overall head of the Gilas Pilipinas National Team program tweeted that there will be a Filipino team to fill the slot...