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  • 2019 MPL D League Finals Game 3 Recap- Red Baron Youth are the champions! June 3, 2019- In true underdog fashion, the Red Baron Youth have emerged as the 2019 MPL Development League (D-League) champions after seeing off the much favoured KL Dragons in the winner-takes-all Game 3 of the Finals. There was no shortage of drama as well as Red Baron took the game into overtime courtesy of last-gasp attempt by the brilliant Ng Zhen Yu before overpowering the Dragons in the clutch for a 68-62 win. It is almost a Cinderella story for Red Baron as their team of misfits and discards from others were never given a rat’s chance to trouble superstar-laden Dragons much less win the trophy. The Finals series had certainly started that way after the Dragons had blasted their way to a 78-56 win in Game 1. Red Baron had however put up a defensive masterclass in taking down Game 2… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Finals Game 2 Recap June 2, 2019- Isn’t the Finals a funny thing? We could have sworn the KL Dragons were well on their way to clinching the MPL Development League (D-League) title after a dominating performance in Game 1 of the best-of-three series on Friday. But the Red Baron Youth had other ideas in their mind as they not only refused to go down, they delivered one of their best showing this season to nail a sensational 84-73 win over the Dragons in Game 2. It is a win well worth taking note of as Red Baron has wiped out the Dragons’ clean slate, dealing them their first defeat of the season. And more importantly, it is a huge momentum swing for Red Baron as they keep their own title hopes very much alive as the series now heads into a deciding Game 3. Aggressive start… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Finals Game 1 Recap (31/5/2019) June 1, 2019- f you are a KL Dragons supporter, its a good time to basking in the feel good factor. However if your team is Red Baron Youth, then you’ve got to be prepared to live through the horror once again. Because Red Baron tried so hard and gave it a good go but faded so badly in Game 1 of the MPL Development League (D-League) Finals. The Dragons were in fact so ruthless in their 78-56 hammering of Red Baron that they are now almost sure bets to clinch the D-League title on a record high – by completing the season unbeaten. First Quarter Eng Hong show It didn’t all start so bad for Red Baron as they set out to play and packed their defences to limit the scoring capabilities of Wee Yong Gan. It seemed to work as Yong… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Semi Finals Recap (26/5/19) May 27, 2019- And so we have it. After eight weeks of action in the MPL Development League (D-League), the competition is now entering the finale stage with two teams having won their rights to compete for the championship. However unlike the quarter-finals where the underdogs came up tops, normal order was restored in the semi-finals as top seeds KL Dragons and second seed Red Baron Youth both defeated their East Malaysian opponents. It will be the second straight year the Dragons are through to the finals which will be played in a best-of-three series while Red Baron will be looking to wrest the trophy from them. Red Baron Youth 81 Kuching Lord Tiger 76 After a walk-off buzzer beater in the quarter-finals, Lord Tiger were brimming with confidence and knew they had a shot going up against Red Baron. But despite having… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Quarter Finals Recap (25/5/19) May 27, 2019- Welcome to the playoffs of the MPL Development League (D-League). This is where teams get serious and the quality of the action goes up a level. And it’s been a hell of a start to the playoffs as seeds tumble, first with sixth seeds Kuching Lord Tiger knocking out third seeds Titijaya with walk-off buzzer beater by Maegen Mahadevan. That was soon followed by fifth seeds Miri Firehorse producing one of their finest performances to send fourth seeds Westports Malaysia Dragons down the exit ramp as the East Malaysian pride stood up to be counted. Kuching Lord Tiger 74 Titijaya 73 Syahrul Ridzuan Rosli and Titijaya will feel very hard done by this result. Especially for Syahrul. The 21-year-old was voted by his peers and the coaches of the D-League teams as the season MVP after putting up a superb… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Day 19 Recap (19/5/19) May 22, 2019- Game Day 19 of the MPL Development League (D-League), the last day of regular season action, still delivered quite an explosive end despite the cast for the playoffs already set. First the KL Dragons completed their sweep of the season with their 10th straight win by beating Kuching Lord Tiger then VAG lit up on the last game by torching GoStrong. It was however more a case of extraordinary scoring by VAG’s Tan Kai Bin who broke the D-League record with 54 points in the game. KL Dragons 82 Kuching Lord Tiger 54 For one quarter, it looked like Lord Tiger were up to the task of stopping the seemingly unstoppable KL Dragons. They were aggressive on the defence and chased down the loose balls to frustrate the Dragons while Tiong Ing Kun found his range early as the first… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Day 18 Recap – 18/5/19 May 22, 2019- We’ve finally gotten to the penultimate game day of the MPL Development League (D-League). It’s been a rather long season to say the least and Game Day 18 sorts out some of the seedings for the playoffs. The KL Dragons cemented their top seed status with a roving win over Titijaya while Red Baron Youth were the biggest benefactors as they claimed the No.2 seed despite wrapping up their fixtures since Game Day 12. Speed Hunters 65 Westports Malaysia Dragons 56 After losing the ‘win-or-go-home’ match against Titijaya on Game Day 17, the Speed Hunters finally seemed a bit more relaxed as they showed up to spoil the party for the Westports Dragons. The Dragons had a simple task – win the game to give themselves a shot at taking the No.2 seed for the playoffs. But they choked when… Read More
  • 2019 MPL D League Day 17 Recap (17/5/19) May 22, 2019- Game Day 17 of the MPL Development League (D-League) sees two more teams seal their ticket to the playoffs, thus confirming the cast for the knockout rounds. It is Titijaya who progressed as they finally regained their form to trounce Speed Hunters whilst Kuching Lord Tiger kept their winning streak going to take the last spot in the playoffs. Titijaya 89 Speed Hunters 50 This was the match which would decide the fate of both teams. And it was Titijaya who were up to the task while Speed Hunters collapsed miserably. With a 3-5 record prior to the game, Speed Hunters knew they needed a win at all costs in order to keep their slim hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. And they got off to a decent start as they went up 16-10 in the first period before holding… Read More

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