Taipei tops Hong Kong in ASEAN basketball league

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/30
By: William Yen

Hong Kong center Michael Holyfield (left) and Taipei center Gursimran-Sing Bhullar (right) / Photo courtesy of Taipei Fubon Braves

Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) The Taipei Fubon Braves started slowly but eventually blew past Hong Kong Eastern 102-89 in Taipei on Saturday to improve their record to 3-1 in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).

The Braves trailed for much of the first half, falling behind 37-30 as American forward George Kell landed bucket after bucket for the team from Hong Kong.

But the Taipei team suddenly woke up, running off 10 straight points, culminating in a lay-up by forward Lin Meng-Hsueh (林孟學) and a three-pointer by former NBA star O.J. Mayo to give the Braves a 40-37 lead with around eight minutes left in the half.

The Braves never looked back after that and widened their lead to 98-84 with just under two minutes after a lay-up by Canadian center Gursimran-Sing Bhullar.    [FULL  STORY]

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