Shawn Hawkins exploded for 38 points, making 8 of 10 threes and 14 of 22 from the field, and led KKL to a 92-77 win over Taiwan Mobile on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Dacin forward Tien Lei registered SBL’s second triple-double of local players in the 83-65 rout of Bank of Taiwan, the only winless team in the league after two weeks of action.
Tien had 18 points, 14 boards and 11 assists for his first career triple-double. Tien’s teammate Wang Chih-chung became the first Taiwanese player to have a triple-double when he tallied 19 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in a game vs. Sina Lions during the 2004-05 season.
Taiwan Beer head coach Yen Chia-hua said after the team lost to Pure Youth and dropped to 1-3 that TB could choose not to sign any import for the season if Delvin Thomas is not kept eventually.
Antonio Grant had 8 points and 8 rebounds for TM in 18 minutes. So far Grant has not received too much playing time, coming off the bench in both games.
Dacin 83-65 BOT
Dacin: Tien Lei 18p+14rb+11a, B. Allen 13p+7rb+3blk
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 19p, Sun Huan-po 15p, Hsu Chih-chang 15p
PY 89-81 TB
PY: Jon Sanders 27p+8rb+6a+3s, Tsai Wen-cheng 22p+8rb, Chien Chia-hung 13p, Zuo Tsun-kai 11p
TB: Yang Ching-min 20p+6rb, D. Thomas 16p+7rb, Wu Tai-hao 14p
KKL 92-77 TM
KKL: S. Hawkins 38p+10rb (14-22 FG, 8-10 3PT), Cheng Jen-wei 23p+10rb, Kao Tien-lin 11p+8a
TM: Liu Sheng-yao 16p, Chen Yao-ting 13p, Chen Huei 11p+5rb+4a, Wu Yung-jen 11p
(photo: ESPN Taiwan)