It was a great bounce back performance for the Dragons after their horrendous opening game loss to the Singapore Slingers, as they improve to 1-1. On the other hand, the Wolf Warriors dropped to 0-6.
The Dragons scored a whopping 36 points in the pivotal fourth period and managed to do just enough to hold off the home team. They were down by as much as 13 points, 53-40, with nine minutes left in the game.
Chris Eversley led a spirited comeback for Malaysia. The Dragons unloaded a 15-2 run, including four triples coming from Eversley and Loh Shee Fai, to tie the game at 55 apiece. Eversley continued his hot shooting as he gave his squad a
The Wolf Warriors had one more fight in them as they scored six straight capped off by a huge triple by Jenning Leung and made into a one-possession game. Both teams traded big shot after big shot in the last two minutes.
The game was ultimately decided from the free throw line. The Dragons held a very slim two-point lead, 74-72, after Nnanna Egwu split his charities. On the other end, Mike Bell had his chance to tie the game with a pair of foul shots, but his shooting woes plagued him, as he went 1-for-2 with eight seconds remaining.
Down by one, the Wolf Warriors had one last chance. Leung was able to steal the ball off an errant pass from Eversley. Eric Tisby then got the ball but his shot missed with defenders
Eversley played the entire game and finished with 30 points, including seven triples, and added nine rebounds, and three steals. Debuting World Import Winston Shepard had a solid outing of 25 points and 13 rebounds.
Cai Chen had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds for the still winless Wolf Warriors.
Malaysia looks to get win number two as they visit the Saigon Heat this Sunday. The Wolf Warriors will also see action on the same day when they take on the Singapore Slingers.