View comments Photo from ASEAN Basketball League Facebook/Onvisa ThewphaingarmBIÑAN, Laguna—The worrying trend of losing leads in the final period continued for Alab Pilipinas, but the Filipinos once again showed grit down the stretch as they finally overcame the league-leading Singapore Slingers Friday in the ASEAN asketball League.“We’ll take this win, but sooner or later, we have to learn to play consistently otherwise we can’t contend for the title,” said Ronald “Mac” Cuan after Alab slipped past the Slingers, 74-72, for their first win in three meetings against the Singaporeans this season at Alonte Sports Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES “It’s always the same story for us—building a good lead for three periods before allowing the opponents to come back. We’re just fortunate we got away with this [win].”Alab averted another late collapse as it escaped with its fourth win in six games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt was the start of a tough stretch for the Filipinos, who flew to Kuala Lumpur Saturday for a clash with the Westsports Malaysia Dragons Sunday.“We’ll just get as much sleep as possible,” said Ray Parks. “We’re still learning as a team. We have a talented team and it’s all about embracing our roles for now.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Homecoming: Fajardo stoked over playing in front of Cebuano crowd Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims MOST READ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.