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SPORT IN SAIGON, SEPTEMBER: Heat hook up Canadian bench boss

  By Harry Hodge So for a team playing a game invented by a Canadian playing at the Canadian International School stadium, you may as well hire a Canadian head coach. So that’s what the Saigon Heat did. Kyle Julius, … Continue reading

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Singleton leaves VBA’s Catfish for Heat

By Harry Hodge The times they are a-changin’ in Vietnamese basketball. Weeks after the bombshell announcement of Vietnam Basketball Assocation (VBA) and national team head coach Tony Garbelotto leaving SE Asia to coach the Glasgow Rocks franchise, his successor was … Continue reading

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Lions roar to semifinal sweep of Saigon Heat

By Harry Hodge David vs. Goliath. Frodo vs. Sauron. The Saigon Heat vs. the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions. The comparisons could go on forever; the top-scoring team in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) led by record-setting scorer Marcus Elliott … Continue reading

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Heat bench get minutes in season-ending loss

By Harry Hodge For the Singapore Slingers and Saigon Heat, the final game of the regular season provided rest for some and rare playing time for others. With both teams having clinched playoff berths, the Slingers’ 86-71 victory would have … Continue reading

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Alab Pilipinas freeze Heat as postseason nears

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat were flying high, winners of four of their last five, heading into a big ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Friday night. Alab Pilipinas brought the Vietnamese squad back to Earth, with a narrow 74-70 victory … Continue reading

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Heat edge Alab Pilipinas to sneak into playoff conversation

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat, who limped through the first eight games of the season, have suddenly come to life. Battling for their lives in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) playoff picture, the Heat pulled out a gritty performance … Continue reading

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Lions roar to easy victory over hapless Heat

  By Harry Hodge Things were starting to look good for the Saigon Heat after some early season struggles. Then the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions came to visit. Like a well-oiled machine, the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) newcomers cruised … Continue reading

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