MOST VALUABLE:Patrick O’Bryant had 21 points and 23 rebounds as Taiwan Beer ended Pure Youth’s four-year grip on the title to claim the SBL Finals series 4-2
Date: Apr 25, 2016
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Holding the four-time defending champions to 26 points in a dismal first half, second seeds
Taiwan Beer humbled Pure Youth Construction 79-66 in Game 6 of SBL Finals at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City last night to clinch the best-of-seven series by a 4-2 margin.
The win not only gave the Brew Crew their fourth league title, tying them with the Builders and the Yulon Luxgens, but it also ended what had been a four-year Pure Youth dynasty.
Patrick O’Bryant had a monstrous double-20 day at the office with 21 points and 23 rebounds to lead the men in the familiar white and green uniforms, who dominated the Builders in every facet of the game.
He was deservedly named the SBL Finals Most Valuable Player by league officials after the game.
“It feels very good to finally win it after all these years in Taiwan,” O’Bryant said as he savored finally claiming the title having played for Taiwan Beer for three years.
“We weren’t about to let what happened to us last year happen again this time, so we put an end to it when we could,” Taiwan Beer coach Yen Chia-hua said, referring to his team’s failure to win the title despite taking a 3-1 lead against the Builders last year. [FULL STORY]