Hong Kong Eastern extends their win streak to three games after pulling off a comeback win against the Westports Malaysia Dragons on the road, 89-78.
Confident from their recent victory against the Saigon Heat, the Dragons started the game well, grabbing the 15-12 first quarter lead off back to back three pointers from Jonathan Wong Zhong Han and Chan Kek Thai.
However, Hong Kong Eastern’s Lee Ki started the second quarter with a three pointer that sparked a 12-2 run. The Dragon’s Nnanna Egwu, finished with a season high 25 points for the game, helped spark another run of their own by scoring eight-straight points to help the Dragons regain the lead which they took to the break.
The third quarter saw Eastern regain the lead through a pair of threes from their very own splash siblings, Lee and Chan Siu Wing. With renewed confidence, Eastern’s imports Marcus Elliot and Samuel Deguara began to takeover and gave Eastern the six-point lead going into the final quarter.
An early Egwu lay-up was able to cut the deficit to three for the Dragons, but they were unable to do any better as Eastern’s import trio of Elliot, Deguara and O’Darien Bassett found their offensive rhythm, steadily extending the lead as the Dragons struggled with cold shooting late in the game.
Former World Import MVP Marcus Elliott led the Hong Kong side with 26 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Key local Lee Ki added 16 points of his own in the win.
Eastern faces off against the Singapore Slingers on the 9th of January at home, while the Dragons will look to bounce back on the same day when they host the league leaders San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.
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