Basketball: Slingers hold on to beat Pilipinas MX3 Kings, extend winning streak to 7 games

Singapore Slingers' guard Wu Qingde (centre) driving towards the basket against the Pilipinas MX3 Kings at the OCBC Arena on Jan 10, 2016.
Singapore Slingers' guard Wu Qingde (centre) driving towards the basket against the Pilipinas MX3 Kings at the OCBC Arena on Jan 10, 2016.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Slingers extended their winning streak in the Asean Basketball League to seven in a row after beating Pilipinas MX3 Kings 63-57 in a thrilling game on Sunday that went into overtime.

The current league leaders were not at their best at the OCBC Arena but a buzzer-beating shot in the fourth quarter from Filipino import Kris Rosales evened the scores at 56-56.

The Republic's team then held on to eventually defeat the Flipino team, who currently sit at the bottom of the table.

The Slingers next play defending champions Hi-Tech Bangkok City at home next Sunday in a top-of-the-table clash.

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