Taiwan team wins opening game in ASEAN Basketball League

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/16
By: William Yen

Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Fubon Braves fought back a strong challenge from the Macau Black

Lin Chih-chieh (林志傑) in the paint

Bears to clinch their debut game 95-91 on the first day of the new ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season that tipped off in Taipei Saturday.

The braves, led by national team guard Lin Chih-chieh (林志傑) and forward Tseng Wen-ting (曾文鼎), as well as NBA veteran forward O.J. Mayo, took advantage of height and speed to take a 10-0 lead just minutes into the first period.

Lin's double cross over dribble created space down the lane for Tseng to create a mismatch in the paint. Mayo and teammate American import forward Charles Garcia rocked the home crowd at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium with a combination of powerful drives and fast breaks to the basket.

The Black Bears answered with stellar performances from American forward Kenny Manigault, who led the scoreboard in the first half with 23 points to tie the game 48-48.    [FULL  STORY]

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