Saturday, December 08, 2007

SBL opening day: Dacin ruins TB's glory day

(Source: ESPN Taiwan)

In mid-Taiwan city of Taichung, backup forward Chen Tse-wei made a crucial three-pointers and Huang Chih-chun made one of two free-throws with 3.4 seconds to go as Dacin prevailed for a 66-63 victory and ruined the night which players of the defending champion Taiwan Beer received their championship rings from the CTBA President Wang Jen-da.

Tien Lei was off in the opening game but Dacin was able to lead by a msall margin for most of the game. Chen made two threes in the fourth quarter to help Dacin take a seven points lead with 1:27 remaining. Lin Chih-jay scred five straight points to cut the deficit to two but Huang's free-throw took the lead back to three.

Lin Chih-jay, who scored 18 in the game and was often the only player TB could count on in the game, was unable to get off his three-point shot as time expired.

Wu Dai-hao had an above-average performance in his first game as a Beerman, making all six of his shots and pulling down 8 rebounds.

In the other game, Cheng Chih-lung won his coaching debut after Taiwan Mobile's 79-63 win over Bank of Taiwan. Lee Wei-min scored 11 of his game-high 21 points in the 4th quarter for TM, which also received 19 points from Wu Yong-jen.

Dacin 66-63 TB
Dacin: Tien Lei 7p+9rb, Lee Fong-yong 14p, Wanh Chih-chun 13p
TB: Lin Chih-jay 18p+7rb+7a, Yang Chin-min 14p, Wu Dai-hao 13p+8rb+2blk

TM 79-63 BOT
TM: Lee Wei-min 21p, Wu Yong-jen 19p, Deng An-cheng 13p, Hsu Tse-shin 12p, Chen Huei 10a
BOT: Hsu Chi-chan 16p, Lin Chun-feng 11p, Chuan Hsiao-wen 11p

A couple of TV captures:

Dacin head coach Chiu Da-tsun.

Opening games were played in Taichung.

Wu Dai-hao.

Dacin fans.