With almost one foot in the playoff door, Jutai was upset by BOT, 75-68, and suddenly in jeopardy of being knocked out of the postseason.
O-Yang Jin-hen scored game-high 24 points but committed two crucial turnovers in the final minute, as Jutai lost a victory they were supposed to get. Now they drop to 11-12, a half game behind Dacin and Mars, with only one game left.
If Jutai beat BOT today and Taiwan Beer next week, they should be able to lock up the No.3 seed.
Huang Chun-hsiung finally found back his game with 23 points and 7 rebounds as SINA snapped its six-game losing streak by beating Dacin 78-67 and clinched its playoff birth.
BOT 75-68 Jutai (Half 41-41)
BOT – Chuan Xiao-wen 23p, Hsu Hao-cheng 17p+5a, Ju Yong-hong 14p+8rb
Jutai – O-Yang Jin-hen 24p, Yang Yu-min 23p, Wu Dai-hao 4p+11rb+4blk
SINA 78-67 Dacin (Half 35-28)
SINA – Huang Chun-hsiung 23p+7rb, Chou Jun-san 15p, Kao Li-min 12p+8rb, Lo Shin-liang 11p+6rb
Dacin – Tien Lei 27p+11rb, Hsu Chi-chao 14p, Huang Chi-chun 10p+6rb+7a
Yulon 86-71 Mars (Half 40-35)
Yulon – Chou Shih-yuan 15p, Lee Chih-ming 12p, Wu Chih-wei 10p
Mars – Lai Kuo-hong 19p+8rb, Chen Huei 15p, Yen Shin-shu 10p, Lee Chi-yi 9p+9rb