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Mikh McKinney lights up Alab Pilipinas anew as defending champs suffer first skid

It seems that Mikh McKinney knows how to beat San Miguel Alab Pilipinas all by his lonesome.

In another spectacular outing by the Filipino-American guard, McKinney was able to lead the Macau Black Bears anew, dealing the defending champions an 84-114 loss, Friday evening at the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Macau.

This is the first time Alab figured in a losing streak. And it was particularly painful as the Philippine-based club team are just half-a-game ahead of the Formosa Dreamers for top seed in the ABL Season 9 playoffs.

After dropping 50 points against Alab just seven days ago, McKinney once again proved to be that bane for them, finishing with 43 points, eight assists, and five rebounds.

Though the product of Sacramento State provided the spark in the third canto, it was Dewarick Spencer who provided the finish, scorign 14 of his 42 points in the final frame to give Macau a lead that went to as high as 30 points in the final frame.

Just like against Formosa earlier this week, Alab was short-handed once again, only fielding in nine players. Caelan Tiongson made his return after a two-game absence but Renaldo Balkman (concussion), Lawrence Domingo (slight right MCL tear), and Brandon Rosser (right knee) all missed the game.

Leading Alab was PJ Ramos, tallying 24 points and nine rebounds. Ray Parks Jr. added 12 markers while Josh Urbiztondo fired 16 markers to lead the bench.

The series between Macau and Alab ended up at 2-all.

Alab play their penultimate game of the regular season on Sunday against the Formosa Dreamers in Sta. Rosa. It will be a virtual battle for the top seed.

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The Scores:

San Miguel Alab 84 — Ramos 24, Urbiztondo 16, Parks 12, Rivero 10, Alvano 8, Torres 5, Tiongson 4, Javelona 3, Sumalinog 2.

Macau 114 –– McKinney 43, Spencer 42, Leung 12, Tian 5, Watkins 4, King 5, Liu 3, Lai 0, Un 0, Chan 0.

Quarterscores: 24-19, 45-51, 65-83, 84-114.

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