Monday, January 22, 2007

Late run helps TB defeat Dacin

(TB came from behind to beat Dacin, photo: ESPN Taiwan)

Taiwan Beer gave a new meaning to the word "up-and-down" Sunday. The Beermen first led by as many as 14 in the first half, and trailed by 11 in the fourth period before closing the game with an unanswered 10-0 rally for a 92-89 victory over Dacin Tigers.

Lo Shin-liang's consecutive threes sparked TB for the final run. Ho Sho-jen had two fastbreak layups as Taiwan Beer came from behind and silence Tigers fans. Dacin had a final shot with 6 seconds to go but Tien Lei fumbled the ball away.

Lin Chih-jay almost had a triple-double, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Lo Shin-liang had 19 points, shooting 5-of-8 from threes. Ho Sho-jen added 18. Center Wu Chih-yuan had 12 and 7.

Dacin was led by Yao Jun-jay, who was 11-of-14 in the game, came from nowhere and scored 12 of his career-high 23 points in the third quarter and helped Dacin regain the momentum midway through the final period when it led by 11.

Chang Chi-feng had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Tien followed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assist. Su Yi-chieh turned in 12 point, 7 boards and 6 assists. Lin Yi-huei added 13.

Dacin guard Wang Chih-chun sprained his ankle and was expected to be out for two weeks, which is a devastating blow to lowly Tigers (2-3).

Videoland 114-97 BOT
Jonathan Sanders had 37 points and 20 rebounds, his second 20-20 game in Taiwan, as Videoland cruised to a perfect 6-0 record in the first round robin.

VL - Sanders 37p+20rb, Yang Che-yi 18, Lee Chi-yi 16, Lai Kuo-hong 12, Lee Wei-min 12
BOT - Chen Shun-hsiang 21, Chien Ming-fu 17p+6a, Hsu Chi-chan 15p

Yulon 80-78 ETSN
A minor confrontation broke out in the third quarter as Yulon guard Lee Hsueh-lin and ETSN forward Hsiao Yuan-chan were both ejected. Yulon forward Chou Hong-yu, who left the bench area, was also ejected.

Yulon - Tsun Wen-din 28p+9rb+4a+3blk, Chou Shih-yuan 19, Chen Hsin-an 13p+10rb
ETSN - Yang Yu-min 30p(11-17 FG), Huang Bao-tse 14p, Shin Jin-jan 11p