Kinmen Liquor scored the final four points in regulation time to force the game into overtime, before exploding for 14 points in the extra session to pull off a 98-89 win over the Yulon Luxgens at the Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium in Tianmu yesterday.
Lin Guan-luen continued his red-hot scoring spree with 33 points to give him a whopping 95 over the weekend’s three games.
Also starring for Kinmen Liquor was newly acquired power forward Taylor King, who made his presence immediately felt, connecting on nine of 25 attempts from the field, with eight free throws, for 28 points.
The Californian, who briefly played for Duke University, looks at home, despite the reservations of critics about his shot selection.
Yulon had plenty of opportunities to win the game with an experienced lineup led by point man Chen Chih-chung, but failed to seal the deal after committing 34 fouls that sent the Distillers to the free-throw line 47 times.
Fifteen missed free throws also contributed to their defeat.
Leopards 90, Tigers 72
The Taiwan Mobile Leopards bounced back from a loss to Bank of Taiwan on Saturday with a win over the Dacin Tigers to finish off the weekend on a high note.
Dacin came out strong in a first quarter that saw seven different Tigers score from the field.
However, they cooled off in the second quarter as the Leopards bombarded them with five three-pointers in the third to increase their lead to six, before pulling away in the fourth to win.
Pure Youth 101, Taiwan Beer 74
Pure Youth Construction remain unbeaten after downing Taiwan Beer in yesterday’s late game.