Sunday, April 03, 2005

ETSN makes final push toward playoffs

ETSN made the final push to the last playoff seed by winning both games this week and three of the last four. Right now ETSN (12-13) is only a half game behind No.4 Taiwan Beer (12-12) and can replace TB’s spot as soon as next Friday when they meet.

Obviously the coaching change helps ETSN. It has a 6-5 record since Lee Yun-hsiang took over in late-February, when it’s 6-8. Under Lee, ETSN stresses more on Wu Dai-hao’s inside play and their offense is more organized.

ETSN beat Dacin 76-72 Saturday night and routed Sina 86-66 on Sunday. Yang Yu-min had 22 points, including 20 in the first half, and Wu Dai-hao had 17 points and 8 blocks in the first game. ETSN made 14 of 16 free-throws in the last five minutes to seal the win. The second game was no problem for ETSN although Sina gave them a good fight in the first half.

April 2
ETSN 76-72 Dacin
ETSN: Yang Yu-min 22p, Wu Dai-hao 17p+6rb+8blk, Hsu Tse-shin 21p(8-10 FT)
Dacin: Tien Lei 20p+17rb+5a(7-26 FG), Lee Fong-yong 17p+8rb, Chang Chi-feng 12p

TB 100-71 BOT
TB: Lin Chi-jay 21p, Ho Sho-jen 20p
BOT: Lin Chun-feng 18p+8rb, Wu Yong-jen 15p, Yang Chin-min 12p

April 3
ETSN 86-66 Sina
ETSN: Yang Yu-min 15p, Hong Yin-che 11p, Hsu Tse-shin 11p, Wu Jun-hsiung 9p+10rb
Sina: Hong Chih-shan 23p, Chang Yu-lin 15p, Kao Li-min 11p+14rb+5a, Lu Jia-hao 11p+12rb

Dacin 80-71 TB
Dacin: Hsu Chi-chao 20p, Chang Chi-feng 19p, Tien Lei 17p(7-22 FG)+18rb+5a
TB: Ho Sho-jen 18p, Lin Chi-jay 17p, Wu Chih-yuan 11p+11rb, Chen Shih-nian 8p+9a+6s