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
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]