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Ho Sho-cheng's NBA-range three-pointer with four ticks left on the clock in overtime completed an amazing comeback for Taiwan Beer in Saturday's 64-62 thriller against the ETTV Antelopes.

Even though the normally sharp-shooting forward for Taiwan Beer shot only 3-for-9 from beyond the three-point arc, far below his usual standard, he made sure the one that mattered the most would catch nothing but net for the win.

The beermen trail the Antelopes 18-8 after the first quarter.

Big man Ha Hsiao-yuan's aggressive style of play in the low post kept the beer crew in the game during the second quarter.

But the Antelopes road their momentum into the third quarter on the strength of their frontcourt tandem Shang Wei-fang and Hsu Tseh-hsin to lead by as much as 22 points before the beermen reduced the gap to 15 points (53-38) at the end of the third quarter.

Then the beermen's tenacious defense went to work, holding the Antelopes without a field goal during the entire fourth quarter.

The Antelopes had a three-point lead and possession of the ball with under a minute to play in overtime, before a 3-on-0 fast break basket by Taiwan Beer cut the lead down to one, and Ho's shot nailed the win for Taiwan Beer.

Dinos 78, Bank of Taiwan 66

In Game 2 on Saturday between the Yulon Dinos and the Bank of Taiwan, fans saw a close first half before the Dinos pulled away in the third quarter for a 78-66 win.

Dinos' all-star center Tseng Wen-ding's returned from an injury with 11 points, nine rebounds, and four blocked-shots for the game.

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