FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME
Aguilar came prepared.
This gigantic center has been falling into foul trouble from previous matches, while also contributing very limited help on the offensive end. However, he was motivated and played well in front of the more experienced Justin Howard. Aguilar led his young teammates in fighting hard against the visiting team, and was the key scoring option down the stretch when they were leading. His shooting from the field was at an impressive 68 percent, logging in 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Pass the ball to Wu.
The young man continues to shine, no matter who is standing in front of him. As the most reliable perimeter shooter on the Dreamers, he drilled in 4-of-8 long bombs during the game, finishing with 17 points along with two assists and two steals. Aside from his hot shooting, Wu Sung Wei is also averaging one steal per game, showing just how underrated he is at the defensive end.
Low-key Anthony Tucker.
He may seem quiet during parts of the game, but opposing teams can never lay their attention to rest on Anthony Tucker, not even for a second. When his team was struggle during the second half, he found his shooting touch and drilled in a few crucial shots from rainbow territory, including a four-point play that literally turned the game around. He had a solid double-double performance, recording 22 points and 14 rebounds while facilitating to his team as usual, also ending with eight assists.
Foul-trouble survival skills.
Both Caelan Tiongson and Justin Howard fouled out late in the deciding fourth quarter. Credit the home team’s interior combo, who were constantly fighting with them down low in the paint. When a team can still survive and win a game without their solid interior imports, you know the local players stepped up their game well. In fact, Chinese local player Luo Yong Xuan iced the cheerleading fans with his valuable outside shooting and gave his team a comfortable lead towards the end of the game.
The Dreamers have not lived up to their expectations up until now, but fans can clearly see their improvement bit-by-bit during their current disappointing losing streak. The locals are starting to become more confident in handling the ball, and some players are embracing their role and responsibilities on the court. Everything is starting to become positive for this new born team, so huge respect on the process, and may we remind you, they almost came out with a shocking win against a tough Kung Fu team, without any heritage imports.