FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME
(Catfish lead series 1-0)
DeAngelo Hamilton’s breakout game.
Catfish import center DeAngelo Hamilton set the tone early on. By the end of the first half, the American already had himself a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. He would go on to play the entire 40 minutes, finishing his night with a near triple-double at 29 points (12-28, 42%), 28 rebounds, and seven blocks.
The Catfish survived despite their turnovers.
The visitors racked up 15 turnovers to only the Warriors’ five by the time the whistle sounded to end the first half, translating to a 12-2 points off turnovers deficit. They would finish the game, committing 14 more turnovers than the Warriors (25-11), but still came out victorious. The Catfish will need to clean things up if they hope to continue staving off the top-seeded Warriors.
Marquee players showed up during crunch time.
Tam Dinh and DeAngelo Hamilton carried their team in the fourth quarter, combining for 16 of the Catfish’s 20 points. Though his team ultimately fell short, Jaywuan Hill came alive for the Warriors, scoring 11 of the host’s 19 points in the deciding period.
The Warriors struggled with their shooting.
Despite taking 15 more shots than the visitors (86-71), both teams finished even with 30 total makes a piece. The biggest difference came from beyond the arc, as the Warriors went 7-24 (29%) to the Catfish’s 13-33 (39%).
Trung To Quang continued his breakout season into the Finals.
The Warriors’ starting guard came into the game averaging 14.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.2 APG and 2.8 STPG. The Vietnamese local surpassed those averages, capping his night off with 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals, just two points and four rebounds shy off Jaywuan Hill’s team-highs in those categories.