Jutai Technology edged Yulon Dinos 66-60 in overtime in a hard-fought battle, overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half and sealed the win in OT with 1 7-0 run. Jutai won its fifth straight and sat alone on top of the A-League preliminary standings.
Led by bruising frontline Shan Wei-fan's 12 points and 8 rebounds and Liao Wei-chen's 8 points and 12 rebounds, Jutai dominated the boards with a 41-21 advantage over Yulon. Shooting guard Yang Yu-min turned in another brilliant performance with 21 points.
Yulon, who was seen as one of the title contenders prior to the preliminaries, drop to a disappointing 2-3 record after the loss. Star forward Chen Hsin-an, who was plagued by knee injury, was a non-factor in the game. F Chou Hong-yu and G Chiu Chi-yi scored 15 apiece.
Military 48-47 Yitong
PG Yen Shin-shu made 1 of 2 free-throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and sealed the game.
Jutai 62-57 Luckipar
Jutai - Shan Wei-fan 23p(5 3-PT), 7rb ; Lin Che-wei 13p, 5rb, 5blk
Luckipar - Lai Kuo-hong 18p, 10rb
Dacin 55-52(OT) Yulon
F/G Hsu Chi-chao scored 6 of his game-high 22 points and helped Dacin to the OT win. Tammates Ha Hsiao-yun collected 8 points and 10 rebounds while Chu Chih-chin contributed 11 and 9. Yulon was led by Chiu Chun-chi's 13 and 9.
Taiwan Bank 59-51 Mars
Jutai 64-62 Taiwan Beer
Jutai - Yang Yu-min 17p ; Wu Chen-dao 22p, 5rb
Taiwan Beer - Lin Chih-jay 22p(4 3-PT)
Yulon 60-28 Yitong
Yitong's 28 points set the lowest single-game total of the season.
Mars 62-34 Luckipar
SINA 51-46 Dacin
Lo Shin-liang scored 22 points and sparked SINA to a 10-0 run in the 4th quarter. Dacin was led by Cheng Chih-lung's 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Luckipar 54-32 Yitong
Chang Chih-feng's 13 points and 6 assists gave Luckipar its first win in the preliminaries.
Dacin 49-47 Taiwan Beer
Cheng Chih-lung made two free-throws with 9.3 seconds remaining and iced the victory for Dacin, who also got 15 points from O-Yang Jin-hen and 6p+11rb+5a from 198cm C Chu Chih-chin.
Military 66-54 Mars
Yen Shin-shu scored 18p and dished out 8a, leading Military to the win against his former team Mars. Military also got 17p+8rb+5a from former Luckipar F Hong Chan-chin.
SINA 68-59 Taiwan Bank
SINA - Chou Jun-san 11p, 6rb, 6a ; Shun "Bear "Jeng-jen 14p
Taiwan Bank - Lin Min-shen 16p ; Hsu Hao-chen 14p
Taiwan Beer 72-64 Yitong
Taiwan Beer's 20 year-old 190cm F/G Lin Chi-jay tallied 25 points (5 3-PT), 4rb and 5s in the victory.
Military 76-63 Taiwan Bank
Military - Yen Shin-shu 21p, 8a ; Yang Che-yi 20p
Taiwan Bank - Jian Ming-fu 20p
Jutai 66-60(OT) Yulon
1. Jutai 5-0
2. SINA 4-0
3. Dacin 3-1
4. Military 3-1
5. Yulon 2-3
6. Taiwan Beer 2-3
7. Taiwan Bank 2-3
8. Mars 1-3
9. Luckipar 1-4
10. Yitong 0-5