Tien Lei and Lin Chi-jay are really going at each other. A little more than one hour after Lin Chi-jay set the SBL season-high 42 points last Sunday, Tien Lei scored 45 to break the record and led Dacin to its fifth consecutive win.
Current SBL single-game record is hold by Chen Hsin-an, who scored 52 points in a game last season.
And that was after the classic dual last Friday, when Dacin edged Taiwan Beer 88-87 on Chang Chi-feng's buzzer-beating three-pointer. Tien scored 37 in the game while Lin had 36.
Tien Lei, SBL's No.2 leading scorer behind Lin Chi-jay, has risen to the occassion after PF Lee Fong-yong went down with an injury as the focal point of Dacin offense in the past two weeks. He averaged 34.8 points in five games, all Dacin victories.
But Lin is not far behind, averaging 34.2 points in the last five games. He made 19 of 23 free-throws in the game vs. YMY last Saturday. Both his free-throw attempts and made set SBL single-game records.
YMY keeps sliding after dropping its 12th straight. Videoland is also in a slump after losing both games last week.
ETSN 95-76 VL
ETSN: Yang Yu-min 17p, Cheng Jen-wei 15p, Hsiao Yuan-chan 14p+8rb
VL: Hu Yu-wei 13p, Chen Huei 13p
TB 88-85 YMY
TB: Lin Chi-jay 31p(19-23 FT)+7rb+4a, Chen Shi-nian 19p, Ha Hsiao-yuan 12p+9rb
YMY: Lo Shin-liang 23p, Hong Chih-shan 18p(6-7 3PT)+4a, Chien Jia-hong 11p+9rb
Dacin 91-70 BOT
Dacin: Tien Lei 22p+13rb+2blk+3s, Chang Chi-feng 19p
BOT: Yua Yin-li 12p
TB 88-83 ETSN
TB: Lin Chi-jay 42p(11-18 FG, 16-17 FT)+11rb, Ha Hsiao-yuan 12p
ETSN: Yang Yu-min 34p, Cheng Jen-wei 14p
Dacin 96-86 YMY
Dacin: Tien Lei 45p(16-32 FG)+14rb, Chang Chi-feng 30p(11-15 FG)+8rb+4a
YMY: Lo Shin-liang 23p, Chen Shi-jay 13p
Yulon 83-77 VL
Yulon: Chou Shih-yuan 26p, Wu Chih-wei 13p, Tsun Wen-din 12p+12rb
VL: Yang Che-yi 21p+10rb, Chen Huei 19p+7a, Hong Chi-chao 18p
Yulon 13-4, TB 12-5, Dacin 11-6, VL 7-9, BOT 7-9, ETSN 6-11, YMY 2-14