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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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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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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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Dragons slay Heat to keep Saigon winless

By Harry Hodge Some teams just like challenges. The Saigon Heat are going to be facing an uphill battle from here on out. The Heat couldn’t overcome a lackluster second quarter meltdown, especially against the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) defending … Continue reading

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Sport in Saigon Dec. 2016: Heat shooting goes cold against visiting Slingers

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat hoped to open their fifth season at home with a bang, but it came off as more of a thud on Saturday. The Singapore Slingers head to 3-0 in the early going of this … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES Dec. 2015: Heat take the bite out of Mono Vampire

By Harry Hodge For two teams with losing records, you wouldn’t expect that Friday’s tilt between the Saigon Heat and Mono Vampire would have playoff implications. But in a short season in a six-team league, every victory is crucial. And … Continue reading

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