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Parks to let God's will prevail as Alab's semis hopes pin on Eastern

Alab can zoom past Nanhai for an outright semis spot if the latter loses at Eastern. Glenn Tan/ABL (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--It will be a very interesting Holy Week for Alab as they will be keen spectators in the last game of the ABL regular season.

Their efforts to enter the semifinals outright were already done on a high note on Sunday night through a 38-point rout of the CLS Knights in Sta. Rosa City, but the Filipinos will have to see who among the Eastern Long Lions and the Nanhai Kung Fu will falter.

For star player Ray-Ray Parks, he will just let the Lord be in control of his team's fate.

"I'm just gonna let God work His plan out," said Parks.

However, he admitted that a long rest will be beneficiary for Alab, especially that they are hounded by injuries, the latest being Rico Maierhofer's right knee.

"We're currently at a level where we need a rest," continued Parks.

Still, he reiterated, "We'll still let God straighten up things, and we'll go from there."

Alab will surely end up in a three-way tie for second place with Mono Vampire and either of Eastern and Nanhai at 14-6 as the elimination round comes to a close.

ABL uses head-to-head record of the teams involved in the logjam to break it, and Alab can only secure the playoffs first round bye if the Kung Fu lose to the Long Lions on Wednesday night in Hong Kong.

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