Led by Chen Jen-wei and Chen Ching-huan, KKL snapped its six-game losing streak Saturday after a 79-71 win in which the team rallied from 20 points down for the win with a 20-6 4th quarter run. The victory also put an end to Yulon’s winning streak at 10, two wins short of its team record.
KKL head coach Lo Tien-chin blamed the losing streak on the lack of defensive tenacity, but said that was a result of the constant criticism from the media and fans, which labeled KKL’s defense as "dirty."
Since nobody wanted to be seen as a dirty player, the team’s defense suffered, Lo said.
Meanwhile, Taiwan Beer was hurt by the absence of injured import Derek Stribling, who was sidelined all week, and lost four straight.
TM 81-73 KKL 73
TM: A. Foyle 19p+10rb, Wu Yung-jen 19p+7rb+8a, Liu Sheng-yao 14p, Hsu Wei-sheng 12p+7rb
KKL: Cheng Jen-wei 25p+10rb, S. Hawkins 15p+9rb, Chen Ching-huan 12p+10rb
Yulon 89-60 BOT
Yulon: Tseng Wen-ting 24p+7rb, Chou Shih-yuan 12p, Chen Chih-chung 11p
BOT: D. Creighton 17p+11rb, Chen Shun-hsiang 12p
Dacin 75-69 TM
Dacin: Tien Lei 20p, B. Allen 15p+13rb, Su Yi-chieh 13p+6a
TM: A. Foyle 23p
PY 83-69 TB
PY: J. Sanders 25p+17rb+7a, James Mao 18p+8rb
TB: Ho Shou-cheng 22p, Yang Ching-min 14p+12rb, Yang Yu-ming 15p
KKL 79-71 Yulon
KKL: Cheng Jen-wei 31p+10rb, Chen Ching-huan 21p, S. Hawkins 13p+10rb
Yulon: Lu Cheng-ju 21p+6rb, Tseng Wen-ting 10p+14rb+6a
Wu tai-hao, TB (left)
James Mao, PY
(Photos: ESPN Taiwan)