Friday, September 09, 2005

Asian Championship Day 1: All players score as Taiwan routs Uzbekistan, 111-71

Led by Tien Lei's 22 points, all players scored as Taiwan NT routed Uzbekistan 111-71 in its opening game in the 2005 Asian Championship.

Taiwan tool advantage of its quickness, installing full-court press from time to time to disrupt Uzbekistan's tempo. Following a rusty first quarter, Taiwan gradually pulled away. Tien Lei made four three-pointers in the second half to increase Taiwan's largest lead to 43 points.

Starting point guard Chen Chih-chun had 15 points while starting SG Yang Yu-ming had 12. Wu Dai-hao and Yang Chin-ming scored 11 respectively. Chou Shih-yuan collected 10 points, followed by Lee Hseuh-lin and yang Che-yi, both had 7 points.

Aleksandr Kozlov paced Uzbekistan with 22 points.

Other games:

China 76-61 Iran (32-35)
Qatar 74-62 Japan (41-29)
India 106-87 Hong Kong
Kazakhstan 89-62 Indonesia
Lebanon vs. Jordan N/A