SBL action is every bit as exciting as the Taiwanese Presidential election last week, with teams moving up and down the standing. Jutai edged Dacin last night 74-73 on Wu Dai-hao’s game-winning steal and dunk and already had one foot in the playoffs door although they are now only 11-11.
With two games remaining in the schedule, Jutai is expected to beat Taiwan Beer and Bank of Taiwan to finish the season 13-11. And it should be good enough for a playoff seed, since Dacin and Mars are still tied at 11-10 and both have three tough games to play.
Yulon edged SINA 69-65 to even the season series at 2-2, thanks to Wei Yong-tai’s consecutive three-pointers in crunch time and 21 points from Chen Hsin-an. Meanwhile, SINA kept sliding as they lost for the sixth straight times and looked helpless.
Taiwan Beer also beat Mars 82-76 on March 18th to push its season-high winning streak to three games. TB is now 9-12 and mathematically still has a chance to squeeze into the playoffs, although, realistically, the post-season is probably out of reach.
Jutai 74-73 Dacin (Half 41-37)
Jutai - Shin Jin-chan 21p, Shan Wei-fan 15p+11rb, Wu Dai-hao 14p+9rb+3s+2blk, Yang Yu-min 10p+4a+3s
Dacin - Tien Lei 26p+10rb+4blk, Hsu Chi-chao 18p, Lee Fong-yong 11p+9rb
Mars 92-85 BOT (Half 52-33)
Mars - Yen Shin-shu 26p+6rb+5a, Lee Chi-yi 16p+9rb, Chen Huei 14p+7rb
BOT - Wu Yong-jen 18p+5a, Chuang Xiao-wen 15p, Yang Chin-min 15p, Chien Ming-fu 14p+9rb+7a, Chou Ben-tang 10p+7rb
Dacin 89-74 BOT (Half 45-39)
Dacin - Chang Chi-feng 26p+10rb+4a+3s, Tien Lei 17p+10rb+3s+3blk, Hsu Chi-chao 16p+6rb
BOT - Chuang Xiao-wen 18p, Yang Chin-min 14p, Wu Yong-jen 14p, Hsu Hao-cheng 11p+7rb, Lin Chun-feng 10p+8rb+4a
Taiwan Beer 82-76 Mars (Half 31-34)
TB - Wu Chih-yuan 22p+10rb, Chen Shih-nian 20p+7rb+6a, Lin Chih-jay 19p+9rb, Liao Wei-chen 7p+12rb
Mars - Yen Shin-shu 21p+8rb+4a, Yang Che-yi 20p+9rb, Lai Kuo-hong 17p+11rb
Yulon 69-65 SINA (Half 32-30)
Yulon - Chen Hsin-an 21p+12rb+4a, Wei Yong-tai 13p+8rb, Chen Chih-chun 11p, Tsun Wen-din 8p+8rb+5blk
SINA - Lo Shin-liang 19p+6rb+5a, Chou Jun-san 11p+7rb, Liu Yi-hsiang 13p+8rb, Huang Chun-hsiung 12p+10rb