Saturday, August 13, 2005

Taiwan NT lost to Korea NT, 88-83

Three costly turnovers in the last minute ruined the warmup game for Taiwan NT, who lost to Korea NT 88-83 yesterday. Taiwan NT had three consecutive losses after winning the first three games in South Korea.

But head coach Lee Yun-kwang felt good about the competitive and tight game. Top players Chen Hsin-an, who had 20 points, and Tien Lei (19 points) were catching up after sitting out the Jones Cup. Center Tsun Wen-din had 18 points while shooting guard Yang Yu-min had 14.

Still, Korea NT was without two of its better players -- center Ha Seung-jin and forward Bang Sung-yoon. Ha and Bang will join the team later and will definitely make Korea NT much stronger.

Taiwan NT will face LG and SBS, both KBL pro teams, in the last two games before leaving for Fujiang, China for a four team tournament.