Going into the second day, NBL’s Perth Wildcats is already dubbed as the team to beat in the tournament, as they manhandled Qatar NT, 73-55.
With their great offensive execution and efficient half-court game, Wildcats led by 30 points in the end of the third quarter. It’s hard to imagine they were only the fourth best team in the NBL last season.
Chen Hsin-an and Tien Lei combined for 41 points as Taiwan White beat Carleton Univ., 82-75, with their prolific three-point shooting, making 11-of-30(37%). Taiwan Blue also breezed by IBA, 86-60. Both home teams won for the second straight day to go 2-0 and tied with Perth Wildcats in the standing.
Wlidcats(AUS) 73-55 Qatar
Wildcats – M. Shanahan 17p, A. Majstrovich 12p+9rb, S. Blennerhossett 10p
Qatar – Basher H.Z. 15p+7rb, Abdulla M.S. 12p+8rb
Japan 84-68 Philippines
Japan – Omiya Hiromasa 18p+12rb, Onishi Takano 18p, Nakagawa Kazu 15p+5rb+4a
Philippines – C. Cruz 12p
Taiwan Blue 86-60 IBA(GER)
Blue – Lin Chi-jay 21p, Lee Chi-yi 17p, Wu Dai-hao 8p+6a+4blk
IBA – A. Willemsen 24p+14rb
Taiwan White 82-75 Carleton Univ.(CAN)
White – Chen Hsin-an 27p, Tien Lei 17p+6rb
Carleton – P. Larmand 23p+7rb, J. Poirier 20p+13rb, M. Smart 15p
Taiwan White 2-0, Taiwan Blue 2-0, Australia 2-0, Korea 1-0, Japan 1-1, Qatar 0-1, Philippines 0-2, Canada 0-2, Germany 0-2