KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Dragons ended a four-game losing run in the Asean Basketball League with an 84-74 win over Formosa Dreamers for their first home success of the season at the Maba Stadium on Sunday.
Marcus Marshall played all 40 minutes for 30 points in leading the Dragons to their first win since an opening-day victory over Mono Vampire on Nov 25 in Bangkok.
AJ West scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Joshua Munzon added 17 points as the Dragons improved to 2-4 while bottom-side Dreamers slumped to 1-7 with Ronnie Aguilar top scoring for the Taiwanese club.
After an agonising four-point defeat to Mono Vampire on Friday, Dragons coach Chris Thomas praised the way his team bounced back.
"We had a hard and physical game on Friday and to bounce back like this shows how resilient the guys are," said Thomas.
"We did just about a good job as I could ask of them but there are lots of thing we have to continue build on."
With West restricted to 22 minutes due to foul trouble, Ivan Yeo was in the thick of the action as he claimed 14 rebounds to go with four points.
"Kuek (Tian Yuan) and I always have to be ready to go in because we only have one import centre (West)," said Ivan, who was on court for over 30 minutes.
"It was a really hard game."
Dragons return to action on Wednesday against Saigon Heat, the second of three straight home games in eight days, with the Singapore Slingers arriving on Sunday.