Date: Mar 29, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Dacin Tigers took an commanding 3-0 lead in the SBL championship series at the
Sinjhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City yesterday by winning Game 3 80-72 against the Yulon Luxgen Dinos on key contributions in the fourth quarter from forward Huang Chen and center Sim Bhullar.
Huang drained three three-pointers in the final 10 minutes, while “Great Wall of India” Bhullar made his dominating presence felt under the basket with key rebounds and blocks.
The Tigers continued their running attack and went ahead by 34-28 at halftime, before piling on the three-pointers to lead 56-48 by end of the third quarter.
The Dinos fell as many as 13 points behind, but the game livened up in the final minutes when they found their scoring touch to go on a 11-1 run against the Tigers.
With the fans cheering on their team, the Dinos narrowed the gap to three points twice, before the teams traded three-pointers to make it 75-72 with three minutes to go.
However, in the battle between the big imported centers, Bhullar had the edge over Herve Lamizana of the Ivory Coast as he tipped in a rebound, then at the other end blocked Lamizana in the paint to stop a scoring run in the dying minutes.
Lamizana was later fouled, but missed both free throws. [FULL STORY]