Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOOPS

Kings disarm Bolts

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF EASL JEREMY Lin of New Taipei Kings attacks the teeth of the Meralco defense during their EASL game on Wednesday in Taipei City. The Kings won, 97-92.

Meralco failed to sustain an early surge to suffer a 92-97 loss to home team New Taipei Kings on Wednesday night in the East Asia Super League at the Xinzhuang gymnasium in Taipei City.

Former National Basketball Association Jeremy Lin spoiled new Bolts import Zach Lofton’s impressive debut after hitting 5-of-7 threes in the final quarter to complete the Kings’ comeback victory for a 2-0 win-loss record on top of Group B.

Meralco behind Lofton, who poured 19 of his game-high 35 points in the first half, dominated the first three quarters only to fizzle out in the end.

The 35-year-old Lin spearheaded a late run by New Taipei to take a 94-85 lead in the final 1:24 of the tightly-fought game.

“Man, I’m proud of my team,” said Lin, who won an NBA title with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

“But what I really liked was in the second half, we were really locked in defensively. We got a lot of great defenders as well. This was a full team effort. Fun game.”

Lofton was 3-of-6 from the three-point arc, while import partner Prince Ibeh added 18 points and six rebounds for Meralco, which suffered a second straight loss to stay at the bottom of its group.

The Bolts, who held a three-point lead at the half and a slim 66-65 edge entering the fourth quarter, also got double figures from Chris Newsome with 16 and guard Anjo Caram with 10.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

SPORTS

Manny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent dinner...

ESPORTS

The dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to a...

SPORTS

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President Fr....

ESPORTS

ECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seven...

SPORTS

It’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for the...

SPORTS

It doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the World...

SPORTS

Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.

SPORTS

Legendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man in...

Copyright © DAILY TRIBUNE