Five consecutive turnovers costed Sina its potential first win of the season. Sina lost to Dacin 79-77, yet another close game, and extended its losing streak to 13 games.
Highly-underrated veteran Hsu Chi-chao had 21 points for Dacin, who also received 20 points and 14 rebounds from Tien Lei. Five Dacin players reached double-figure scoring.
Bank of Taiwan upset Videoland 82-70 to reach .500 at 6-6, surpassing last season’s 5 wins before the Chinese New Year break. BOT was 5-19 last season.
For VL it’s obvious a shocking loss. Lee Chi-yi, second leading scorer on the team at 15.4 points per game, was held scoreless.
There will be no games played between February 6th – February 18th, as traditional Chinese New Year break will last at least 7-10 days. The 2005 NIKE-SBL All-Star Game will be played on February 19th (Saturday).
Dacin 79-77 Sina
Dacin: Hsu Chi-chao 21p+10rb+4a+3s, Tien Lei 20p+14rb+4a+2blk, Chang Chi-feng 15p, Lee Fong-yong 11p, Wang Chih-chun 10p
Sina: Lo Shin-liang 18p, Lu Cheng-ju 15p+6rb+3blk, Liu Yi-hsiang 15p
Bank of Taiwan 82-70 Videoland
BOT: Yang Chin-min 23p, Lin Chun-feng 19p
VL: Yang Che-yi 23p, Lai Kuo-hong 18p
VL 10-3, Yulon 8-3, Dacin 8-5, BOT 6-6, TB 6-5, ETSN 4-7, Sina 0-13