Taiwan Beer stun Pure Youth in finals opener

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 29, 2015
By: Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Taiwan Beer pulled off a major upset against top-seeded Pure Youth Construction by upending

Spectators await the start of Game 1 of the Championship Finals between Taiwan Beer and Pure Youth Construction at the Fengshan Gymnasium in Kaohsiung yesterday.  Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

Spectators await the start of Game 1 of the Championship Finals between Taiwan Beer and Pure Youth Construction at the Fengshan Gymnasium in Kaohsiung yesterday. Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

the three-time defending champions 78-67 in Game 1 of the Super Basketball League Championship Finals at the Fengshan Gymnasium in Kaohsiung last night to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Chou Po-hsun’s timely nine points in the decisive fourth led a 23-10 run in favor of the Brew Crew, who trailed by as many as 11 midway through the third in a game that featured several big swings.

“Our defense did a great job shutting down their perimeter game in the fourth, which gave us a chance for the comeback,” Chou said after the game.

His five straight points with less than three minutes to play was the nail in the coffin for the favorites.     [FULL  STORY]

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