Once again, Taiwan NT rided on Chen Hsin-an’s shoulder. Chen had a game-high 20 points as Taiwan won its second straight after a 94-56 win over Kuwait.
Kuwait gave the home team a scare in the first quarter, when they trailed 20-21. In the last 30 minutes Taiwan NT showed no mercy, making 13 of 35 three-pointers in the game as a team to lead by as many as 40 points.
With its height advantage, Tien Lei, Wu Dai-hao and Tsun Wen-din also were able to score on putbacks and dunks on numerous occasions. Taiwan NT also scored a lot on fastbreaks, taking advantage of rebounding and Kuwait’s slowness to get back on defense.
Taiwan 94-56 Kuwait (Half 43-28)
Taiwan - Chen Hsin-an 20p+5rb, Tien Lei 11p+9rb, Chang Chi-feng 11p
Kuwait - O.Mubarak 17p+9rb, S. Hasan 12p
Group A: Taiwan 2-0, Korea 1-0, India 0-1, Kuwait 0-2
Group B: Qatar 2-0, Syria 1-1, Japan 0-1, Philippines 0-1