Slingers drink to opening Merlion Cup win over Kinmen Kaoliang

The Singapore Slingers' American import Xavier Alexander driving to the basket in the Merlion Cup opening Group A game at the OCBC Arena yesterday evening. The forward scored 21 points and team-mate Justin Howard added 20 points to give the team a 79
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The Singapore Slingers' American import Xavier Alexander driving to the basket in the Merlion Cup opening Group A game at the OCBC Arena yesterday evening. The forward scored 21 points and team-mate Justin Howard added 20 points to give the team a 79-71 win over Taiwanese side Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor in front of close to 1,500 fans. But a bigger test awaits the Slingers tomorrow when they face Shanghai Sharks, the Chinese Basketball Association team who developed retired star Yao Ming.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2016, with the headline 'Slingers drink to opening Merlion Cup win over Kinmen Kaoliang'. Print Edition | Subscribe