Chou Hong-yu and Chen Hsin-an. (Source: ESPN Taiwan)
Veteran forward Chou Hong-yu’s jumper at the top of the key with 2.1 seconds to go led Yulon to a 84-82 overtime victory over defending champ Taiwan Beer Saturday. The Dinos, which was eliminated in the first round playoff last season, is now on a four game win streak.
Dacin was not far behind, also opening the season winning all three games.
Chou, whose role has diminished in recent years, banked in a three with less than 30 seconds to go in regulation and cut the deficit to three points, 71-68, and gave Yulon a glimpse of hope.
Chen Hsin-an, who had a game-high 29 points, scored five straight points on a coast-to-coast dunk and three free-throws to tie the score at 73 all as the game went into overtime. Chen was fouled on his desperation three-point attempt with 0.8 seconds remaining. The foul call was controversial though.
It looked like the game would go into another overtime period with scored tied at 82, but Chou once again took and made the deciding shot in Yulon’s last possession.
Surprisingly, Taiwan Beer is now 1-2. Starting center Wu Dai-hao sustained a neck injury and was rushed to the hospital after a flagrant foul by Lee Chi-yi. Wu had 8 points and 10 boards in 21 minutes.
BOT opened the season 0-4 and has lost 22 straight.
Hsu Chi-chan (Source: ESPN Taiwan)
Yulon 84-82 (OT) TB
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 29p+6rb+6a, Tsun Wen-din 23p+11rb, Lee Hsueh-lin 14p+13rb
TB: Ho Sho-jen 19p+6rb, Lin Chih-jay 11p+13rb+8a, Ha Hsiao-yuan 16p+7rb, Wu Dai-hao 8p+10rb
Dacin 69-48 Taiwan Mobile
Dacin made 16 threes in the game.
Dacin: Chang Chi-feng 23p+7rb, Tien Lei 17p, Chen Tse-wei 12p
TM: Hsu tse-shin 10p
Dmedia 95-74 BOT
Dmedia: Ou-Yang Jin-hen 24p, Jon Sanders 16p+20rb+6a, Wu Jia-long 13p, Cheng Jen-wei 10p
BOT: Hsu Chi-chan 17p, Lin Chun-feng 11p
TB 81-73 BOT
TB: Ho Sho-jen 27p+12rb, Chen Shih-nian 22, Lin Chih-jay 5
BOT: Hsu Chi-chan 15p+12rb, Lin Chun-feng 11, Lin Tsun-ching 11
Yulon 72-67 Pure Youth
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 12p+14rb, Tsun Wen-din 11p, Lu Cheng-ju 10p
PY: James Mao 18p+10rb, Kao Li-min 11p