Monday, February 26, 2007

Lee and Lin defended 3-point shootout, dunk contest titles

The most anticipated events of the All-Star Game had repeated winners as Yulon guard Lee Hsueh-lin and Azio guard Chang Yu-lin defended their titles in the three-point shootout and the dunk contest Sunday.

Lee Hsueh-lin had a SBL-record 22 points to edge TB guard Chen Shih-nian, who had 20 points, in the final round to win the event second year in a row.

The other final round participants Chou Shih-yuan and VL guard Chen Li-wei had 16 and 12 points.

Lee led the opening round with 19 points while Chen Li-wei came in second with 18. Chen Shih-nian and Chou tied with 17 points as top four of the 14 players advanced to the final round. Tien Lei and Lin Chih-jay both failed to qualify as Tien had 13 points and Lin only 10.

Chang Yu-lin and Jonathan Sanders battled hard in a highly-creative dunk contest but Chang won out, 77 to 74.

Wearing an old-CBA uniform of former Hong-kuo import Joe temple, Chang reminisce the good old days and seal the win with a high-flying dunk jumping over an advertisement board.

Sanders was very creative as well. In one of his dunks, he invited four fans to stand at both ends of the baselines and gave them the scorecards of 6, 7, 8 and 9 points, which Sanders took from the judges. He had a very ordinary dunk but all four judges could do was give him a 10 because Sanders took away the other scorecards.

No, Sanders didn't get a perfect score on the dunk but that was creative.

Sanders had 106 points(the total points of three dunks) in the opening round while Chang had 112 points. Dacin guard Chen Shi-han and TB forward Wu Rui-jin were the other final round participants.