Led by Yang Yu-min’s 26 points, including nine straight in the fourth quarter, ETSN Antelopes (13-13) beat Taiwan Beer 79-70 in a crucial matchup last night. ETSN won its third straight game and replaced TB (12-13) in No.4 in the standing, while also reached .500 for the first time in three months.
Less than one month before the end of the regular season, ETSN and Taiwan Beer are fighting for the fourth playoff seed. ETSN won four of its last five but has a tougher schedule in the remainder of the season. In the four games left to play, ETSN has to meet Yulon twice, Videoland and BOT once each.
Taiwan Beer will meet Yulon and Videoland once each, but has three easier games with Sina twice and BOT once.
ETSN 79-70 TB
ETSN: Yang Yu-min 26p, O-Yang Jin-hen 16p+4s, Shan Wei-fan 12p+8rb, Wu Dai-hao 11p+9rb+3s
TB: Ho Sho-jen 23p, Lin Chi-jay 19p+11rb, Chen Shih-nian 13p+7a
VL 73-66 Sina
VL: Lai Kuo-hong 16p+8rb, Lin Shin-hwa 14p+6rb, Lin Jia-huang 11p
Sina: Kao Li-min 14p+7rb, Lu Cheng-ju 10p, Lu Jia-hao 10p