Saturday, April 09, 2005

TB edges Sina thanks to big third quarter

Taiwan Beer used a huge third quarter to outscore Sina 35-12 and made up for a lackluster first half as they edged Sina 78-73 in a game they couldn’t afford to lose. TB now ties with ETSN with 13-13 with both teams having fours games left to decide the fourth and final playoff seed.

In a game they supposed to win, Taiwan Beer was totally out of synch in the first 20 minutes, trailing 28-44 in halftime. Sina time and again used TB’s defensive lapses to bomb TB from the three-point line. On offense, TB has no solution for Sina’s zone defense.

TB came alive in the third quarter. Lin Chi-jay kept penetrating and used his outstanding athletic ability to break down Sina’s defense. After a 35-12 quarter, TB changed the momentum of the game. Chen Shih-nian’s three-pointer in the corner with less than a minute left sealed the win for TB.

TB 78-73 Sina
TB: Lin Chi-jay 23p+10rb, Ho Sho-jen 17p, Chen Shih-nian 17p+5rb+4a, Ha Hsiao-yuan 8p+15rb
Sina: Chen Shi-jay 19p+9rb, Lu Cheng-ju 13p, Lo Shin-liang 13p

Yulon 89-73 BOT
Yulon: Wu Chih-wei 13p+7rb, Chou Shih-yuan 12p+8rb, Chen Hsin-an 12p, Hong Chi-chao 11p
BOT: Ju Yong-hong 18p+13rb, Yang Chin-min 18p+7rb