Hong Shing is trying to do what has only been done once before in Megacity history; winning two divisions in the same season!
Hong Shing won the Competitive Tuesday championship over a veteran team, The Kings, and are looking to beat another veteran team in Swat.
Hong Shing has been getting very solid contributions from Christian Casimer (21.1 PPG), Funsho Dimeji (20.6 PPG) and Ashton Graham (19.8 PPG) throughout the season.
If Swat wants to come out victorious they will have to keep those three in check. Any one of them can erupt for 40 plus on any given night.
Swat is led offensively by Brain Rouse (28.4 PPG) and Denny McDonald (20.8 PPG). Hong Shing will have to do their best to make sure Rouse and McDonald do not have their way with them or it can get messy for Hong Shing very quickly.
Hong Shing: Jameel Williamson and Andrew Melbourne
Williamson does a little bit of everything. He hits big shots, defends the opposing star player, and secures key rebounds. He is all over the place and Swat will need to keep him off the boards. In the semi-finals against TBD Williamson snagged 16 rebounds, some of which came on the offensive glass. This gave Hong Shing many second chance opportunities that lulled TBD to sleep whenever they got within striking distance.
In his last against Swat, Andrew Melbourne was a major contributor who SWAT was not ready for. He had key baskets down the stretch, contributing a solid 11 points.
Swat: Atil Williams and Matej Dilinac
In his last game against Hong Shing, sharpshooter Matej Dilinac contributed 28 points, including 6 triples. Hong Shing must find him in transition where he does the most damage.
In the semi-finals last week against The Reach, Atil Williams shot the lights out, knocking down 8 out of 10 triples and reminding the league of his shooting prowess. When Williams catches fire like he did last week, everything is basically a layup when he lets it fly. However, Hong Shing did an excellent job of keeping him in check in a previous matchup and will have to do it again.
This promises to be a very entertaining match. During the regular season Hong Shing got the best of Swat defeating them 76-70.
Good luck to both teams. May the best team win!
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