Sunday, November 30, 2003

SINA lost three straight

SINA Lions, who is everyone’s SBL title contender, suffered another heartbreaking loss tonight to drop to 0-3 in the inaugural SBL season. SINA was out of sync at both ends of the court and lost to Dacin 67-77.

Tien Lei led Dacin’s attack with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Tien had his best game of the season, scoring 5 straight points on an alley-oop dunk and a three-pointer in a decisive 4th-quarter run to put the game away.

In another game, Lin Chih-jay showed everyone why some folks said he can be better than hotshot Chen Hsin-an. Lin scored his career-high 39 points and single-handedly led Taiwan Beer to a come-from-behind victory over Bank of Taiwan, 83-81. Lin was 15-for-27 in the game and virtually unstoppable, scoring 16 points in the final period.

Lin’s one-hand tomahawk dunk in the second period was obviously the best play of the game. The powerful dunk pulled down the backboard post. The screaming sound from the fans almost brought down the house.

Dacin 77-67 SINA (Half 43-35)
Dacin – Tien Lei 27p+13rb, Chang Chih-feng 15p+6rb, Hsu Chi-chao 12p
SINA – Huang Chun-hsiung 17p+11rb, Chou Jun-san 13p, Liu Yi-hsiang 11p+7rb, Hsiung Jen-jen 11p, Lo Shin-liang 10p

Taiwan Beer 83-81 Bank of Taiwan (Half 29-34)
TB – Lin Chih-jay 39p+5a,Chen Shih-nian 16p+9a+5s
BOT – Yang Chin-min 26p, Wu Yong-jen 19p+8rb, Lin Chun-feng 13p+8rb+5a