Sunday, May 03, 2009

TB beat Yulon in 'playoffs warmup'


(Lin Chih-chieh, photo: Yahoo Taiwan Sports)

Led by Lin Chih-chieh's 31 points and 9 rebounds, Taiwan Beer beat Yulon 90-85 Saturday in what could be seen as a warmup game before the teams matching up in the first round playoffs.

The first round playoff matchups have been set despite there are two games left in the regular season. Dacin (23-7) will meet Pure Youth while Yulon takes on defending champion Taiwan Beer in the best-of-five first round playoffs.

TB was able to pull off a win although the coaching staff decided to rest injured starters Wu Tai-hao and Yang Ching-min to better prepare them for the upcoming playoffs.

Tseng Wen-ting led Yulon with 19 points, 12 boards and 8 assists. Tseng is on his way of securing both the rebounding and assists titles for the regular season.

Lin Chih-chieh made 5-of-9 from three and was 12-of-21 in the game.

Ouyang Ching-heng scored 31 points to help Taiwan Mobile score a rare victory, an 101-94 win in overtime over Pure Youth. Ouyang was 6-of-12 from three.

In the last game of the day, regular season champ Dacin rested three starters -- Tien Lei, Lin Yi-hui and Chang Chih-feng -- in a 85-82 loss to Bank of Taiwan.