Sunday, January 02, 2005

Taiwan Beer snaps Videoland's 5-game winning streak

Chen Shi-nian's 18-footer with 13 seconds left snapped Videoland's 5-game winning streak as Taiwan Beer beat VL 75-74 on the first day of the year. Tien Lei had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to lead Dacin rout ETSN 87-68.

With shot-clock winding down and no one was open, PG Chen Shi-nian pump-faked Li Chi-yi and forced the lucky shot that luckily went in. Taiwan Beer scored the final four points of the game in the final minute. Chen Shi-nian had 18 pints in the game and Lin Chi-jay had 22.

Videoland led 74-71 with a minute left. TB's Hsu Hao-cheng made both foul shots with 49.4 seconds to go to cut the deficit to one point. After Chen Shi-nian made the jumper, Videoland's Hsiung Jen-jen missed the final three-point attempt.

It's a tight game with many controvercial calls and both sides were emotional as one moment you saw head coaches of both teams shouted at each other from the sideline. On the court both trams were also extremely physical.

Taiwan Beer 75-74 Videoland (Half 35-36)
TB - Lin Chi-jay 22p, Chen Shi-nian 18p, Ho Sho-jen 15p
VL - Chen Huei 15p, Lin Jia-huang 11p, Lee Chi-yi 11p

Dacin 87-68 ETSN (Half 42-32)
Dacin - Tien Lei 21p+10rb+5blks, Hsu Chi-chao 16p, Lee Fong-yong 16p, Huang Chi-chun 8a
ETSN - Chao Jia-chun 15p, Wu Cheng-dao 11p, Chou Jun-san 10p, Wu Dai-hao 6p+7rb