"The Beast" Lin Chi-jay scored his season-high 43 points, dropping 9 of 14 3-pointers, to help Taiwan Beer escape with a 119-115 victory over Bank of Taiwan.
TB tied Dacin on the standings at 19-10 with one game left in the season. TB will meet YMY and Dacin meets Yulon tomorrow. No matter who comes out as No.2 seed, Dacin and TB will meet in the best-of-five first round playoffs.
The high-scoring game broke four SBL single-game records: 40 points in a quarter (2nd, Taiwan Beer), 70 points in a half (2nd, Bank of Taiwan), 119 points for a team in a single game(Taiwa Beer) and 234 points for two teams combined in a single game.
TB led 68-45 in halftime but BOT came back with a furious rally, scoring 38 and 32 points respectively in the last two quarters, outscoring TB 70-50 in the second half before coming up short.
With only two games left in the regular season, all eyes were on the upcoming playoffs, where No.1 seed Yulon will meet Bank of Taiwan and Dacin meets Taiwan Beer.
TB 119-115 BOT
TB: Lin Chi-jay 43p(9-14 3-PT), Lee Wei-min 17p, Hsu Hao-cheng 14p
BOT: Chien Ming-fu 23p+9a, Chuan Hsiao-wen 17p+7rb, Yua Ying-li 13p, Chen Hsun-hsiang 13p, Yang Chin-min 13p
ETSN 88-67 VL
ETSN: Yang Yu-min 18p, Chou Jun-san 14p, Wu Jia-long 13p
VL: Hu Yu-wei 13p, Chen Li-wei 12p
Yulon 23-6, Dacin 19-10, TB 19-10, BOT 15-15, VL 13-17, ETSN 11-19, YMY 3-26