CLS Knights Indonesia continued to display their hot shooting form against the Formosa Dreamers to win their third consecutive game, 99-73.
One game after breaking the single-game record for most three-pointer shots made, the Knights waxed hot once more, making 54 percent of their outside shots against Formosa in the blowout victory.
Former Chinese Taipei floor general Lee Hsueh Lin dropped the game’s first three pointer for Dreamers, but it was the home team who held a 16-point lead at the end of first quarter after making four consecutive shots from beyond the arc. Both Maxie Esho and Brandon Jawato didn’t slow down and continued to be outside threats for CLS, as they took a 25-point lead at the half.
As William Artino continue to sit out due to injury, the Dreamers were unable to match up with the opposing inside-out game. Teammate Malcolm Miller was looking to cut the deficit in the third quarter, but the Knights’ hot shooting ensured they entered fourth quarter with a sizable lead. Both team seated their respective imports and let the reserved players to finish the game.
Former two-time local MVP Wong Wei Long finished the game with 18 points and six assists, displaying his usual aggressiveness at both end of the floor. Fellow back-court partner Douglas Herring added a double-double performance in 15 points and 11 assists, along with four steals. It was the team’s effort in rotation the ball effectively, recorded 29 assists, that helped them put up another high scoring show in front of their home crowd.
Esho and Jawato swished in eight long bombs combined for 34 points, 12 rebounds and eight dimes, while ex-NBA player Darryl Watkins also put up a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards in the win.
After winning against the defending champions Alab Pilipinas at home, the Dreamers were unable to find their consistency on the floor, allowing their opponents to score 17 fast break points.
Miller and Tevin Glass was the only two starters who scored in double figures with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and 10 points and 12 rebounds, respectively. Formosa were only managed to make eight of their 34 shots from the long-range.
The Knights will return to action at home on January 20 as they host the Singapore Slingers, while the Dreamers play their next game on the road against Hong Kong Eastern the same day.
Follow us on Twitter at @aseansports1.