Taiwan Beer retake finals series lead

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 01, 2015
By: Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Rallying from a four-point deficit early in the fourth with a 13-0 run, Taiwan Beer

Pure Youth Construction’s Garret Siler drives past Taiwan Beer’s Patrick O’Bryant in their SBL Championship Finals game in Kaohsiung yesterday.  Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

Pure Youth Construction’s Garret Siler drives past Taiwan Beer’s Patrick O’Bryant in their SBL Championship Finals game in Kaohsiung yesterday. Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

outmaneuvered top-seeded Pure Youth Construction 80-69 in Game 3 of the Championship Finals at the Kaohsiung Fengshan Gymnasium last night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Liu Cheng had a huge day at the office with 23 points, three assists and five steals to lead the men in the familiar green uniforms past the heavily favored regular-season champions.

“We played well in defense in the second half to shut down [Pure Youth’s] offense,” Liu said.

His two clutch steals in the fourth not only took away the Builders’ scoring opportunities, but also destroyed their confidence during a futile comeback attempt.

Taiwan Beer big man Patrick O’Bryant also starred, netting a game-high 25 and delivering two brilliant passes from the high post to down below for a pair of easy scores during the 13-0 run.     [FULL  STORY]

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