Date: Apr 10, 2016
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Nearly squandering a 19-point, third-quarter lead, top-seeded Pure Youth
Construction held off a late-game rally by the fifth-seeded Fubon Braves and went on to defeat their foes 86-76 at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City last night to take Game 5 of their semi-final series.
Doug Creighton played the best game of the post-season thus far by connecting for four three’s on a team-high 22-point night to lead the four-time defending champions to a crucial victory that gave them a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series.
“We kept our composure when we needed to the most,” Creighton said after the game, referring to a six-minute stretch in the fourth in which the Braves outscored the Builders 15-5 to pull within five before a clutch two by Creighton with less than three minutes remaining to make it a three-possession game in favor of the Builders.
Fresh off a disappointing overtime loss to the Braves on Thursday night in a game they should have won, Pure Youth opened contest with a 7-0 run to set the tone early. [FULL STORY]