Hong Kong club Regal will have to shrug off their disappointment and get down to the serious side of winning again after failing to retain their title at the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Champions' Cup. Regal, the most dominant local club this decade, lost their title by the narrowest of margins after losing to China's Hanwei 71-70 in the final in Kuala Lumpur. Regal team manager Stanley Au Kai-kwong said: 'It is going to be some time before we get over our devastating loss, but we have other things to think about now. 'We have to put ourselves back in the right frame of mind as we defend our title at the Seapower Invitational Cup.' Regal are favourites to reach the final of the local tournament on May 22. The month- long tournament started last week. Au said his team had done well in the ABC tournament despite losing to Hanwei. 'We did extremely well to reach the final. But we were a bit nervous playing against the mainland Chinese, who had a height advantage. 'We still held our own, especially in the second period, and it was very unfortunate that we didn't at least force the game into overtime,' he said. Regal's American import, John Spencer, scored a field goal to put the SAR side within a point of Hanwei with 50 seconds to go in the final. But Spencer missed two crucial free throws and Wayman Strickland, Regal's other American import, failed to score with a desperate throw in the dying seconds as Hanwei held onto their slender lead for victory. Hanwei are coached by former Chinese international women's player Li Xin. Hanwei are also the first club since Liaoning in 1990 to win the tournament. Lebanon finished third in the tournament after beating Hyundai Dynat of South Korea 87-77 in the third-place playoff.