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.
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
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