Sunday, March 22, 2009

Three exciting finishes in one day


Wu Yong-jen (Photo: SBL)

Those who paid for SBL tickets got their worth Saturday, when all three games came down to the final minute. That’s more than you can ask for in terms of SBL basketball.

Bank of Taiwan hung on for a 78-77 win, its second win in March, despite a furious rally from KKL which has lost three straight.

7103801_6a668579da Dacin also edged underrated Pure Youth 95-91 thanks to some crucial foul shots made by Chang Chih-feng, who was perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line. The Tigers is now leading the league 13-3.

Wu Chien-lung made the last of his four 3-pointers in the second half with 15 seconds to go to cut the deficit to two before Chang Chih-feng sank the ensuing free-throws to ice the victory. Wu scored his career-high 30 points in the absence of Chien Chia-hong.

Point guard Wu Yong-jen made the game-winning three with 32 seconds to go as Taiwan Mobile snapped its six-game losing streak with a 73-70 win over defending champ Taiwan Beer.

BOT 78-77 KKL
BOT: Hsu Chih-chan 18p+8rb, Lin Chun-feng 13p, Chang Jung-hsuan 12p, Chang Po-sheng 12p
KKL: Shan Wei-fan 16+7rb, Cheng Jen-wei 13p+15rb, Chen Ching-hwan 12p+7rb

Dacin 95-91 PY
Dacin: Chang Chih-feng 23p+7rb+5a, Tien Lei 22p+11rb, B. Allen 18p+11rb+4blk, Lin Yi-hui 15p
PY: Wu Chien-lung 30p+11rb+5a, Tsai Wen-cheng 24p+8rb, James Mao 13p+4rb

TM 73-70 TB
TM: Hsu Tse-hsin 13p, Lo Hsin-liang 13p, Liu Sheng-yao 13p, Wu Yong-jen 10p, M. Boggan DNP-illness
TB: Yang Ching-min 17p, Pan Jen-de 16p, Ho Shou-cheng 13p, Lin Chih-chieh 5p+8rb

1. Dacin 13-3
2. Yulon 12-3
3. TB 10-6
4. PY 6-9
5. KKL 6-10
6. TM 5-12
7. BOT 3-12