FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME
Shane Edwards ain’t foolin’.
The ex-PBA star didn’t let his debut spoil his name, putting up an impressive show in Taiwan. Shane Edwards input a strong inside-outside game to help the CLS Knights end their 8-game losing streak, scoring 24 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Apart from that, he seemed to blend in with the current system a lot better, so fans can expect more performances like this from him in coming games.
Dreamers fall into early foul trouble.
Perhaps the home team was already gassed considering they had just finished a dog fight just about 24 hours prior against the Chongson Kung Fu, showing early frustration in their matchup against a visiting Knights team. The Dreamers committed 16 fouls, sending the Indonesian side to the charity stripe 20 times, where they thanked the favor by making 16 free throws. Both Chen Yu Han and Lenny Daniel had three fouls by the end of first half.
New season lows.
Brian Williams and Lenny Daniel hit their seasonal low in scoring during this game. For Williams, he only had 11 points and eight rebounds in his 33 minutes of playing time, only being able to hit 1-of-5 field goals. On the other hand, Daniel had a very bad shooting night (11 percent FG%) also, recording just two points and 10 rebounds, and to make matters worse, missed out on an open dunk and alley-oop from his teammate.
Indonesian locals rock again.
During their 8-game losing streak, the contribution from CLS Knights locals wers low and inefficient. As a combined unit, they had 55 points, 15 rebounds and six assists that finally gave their team a long-waited win after their season debut at home. Biboy Enguio came off the bench hot, drilling in all four shots from rainbow territory, finishing with a total of 16 points, three rebounds and two steals.
Improvement continues in Taiwan.
It was another tough loss for the young Taiwanese team, but their improvement continued in terms of individual performance by several players. Wu Sung Wei had 22 points, along with seven rebounds and an assist, and converted on 6-of-13 shots from the perimeter. Hot-handed as usual. Besides Wu, the “Masked man” Chen Yu Han came out alive in the third quarter, threatening the visiting team with drives to the basket and managed to score nine points in that quarter alone. He ended the game with 14 points.