Lee Chi-yi's three-pointer from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to play in overtime gave the Videoland Hunters a five-point lead and the subsequent 87-83 win over the Yulon Dinos on Saturday.
Lee dazzled the defending champs with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
"Lee really helped me out today by extending what I wanted us to do on the floor to some of our younger guys, and that's just great leadership on his part," Hunters coach Chou Hai-rong said.
The highly anticipated showdown between the two unbeaten teams in the league lived up to expectations, with the Dinos taking a 21-14 first-quarter lead and the Hunters returning the favor in a dominating second quarter for a two point halftime cushion in front of a sold out crowd.
The Hunters expanded their lead to 14 points before the Dinos answered with a rally of their own -- ending the quarter with five points of a tie.
Shifting the focus on offense to their All-Star center Tseng Wen-ding in the low post (21 points and 11 boards for the game) during the fourth quarter, the Dinos managed to even up the score in the final two minutes, playing to a 73-all tie to force the game into overtime.
Tseng ended with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Tigers 83, Antelopes 74
The ETTV Antelopes fell prey to the Dacin Tigers in an 83-74 decision to remain winless.
The Tigers' rapid-fire offense coupled with an outstanding defensive effort in the third quarter -- holding the Antelopes to 11 points in the quarter -- kept the Tigers on top.
The Antelopes' Yang Yu-ming had a team-high 20 points in the losing effort.
Tigers 77, Bank of Taiwan 68
The Tigers made it two in a row with a 77-69 win over Bank of Taiwan in yesterday's matinee contest behind solid defensive play.
Tigers center Lee Fong-yong picked up the slack in the middle on defense, with top rebounder Tien Lei riding the pine longer than usual after being tagged with three early fouls.
Bank of Taiwan reduced a double-digit Tigers' lead to one point during the fourth quarter.