‘Four 10+ Points’ Ryukyu Defeats New Taipei to Pick Up Three Points

Ryukyu defeats New Taipei for their third win.

The Ryukyu Golden Kings defeated the New Taipei Kings 90-67 in a Group B preliminary game of the East Asian Super League (EASL) 2023-2024 season on Thursday at Okinawa Arena in Okinawa City, 토토사이트 추천 Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Four players scored in double figures, including Alan Durham (21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) and Vic Law (16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists) to lead the way. With the win, Ryukyu improves to 3-3 and moves into second place over Seoul SK (2-2).

After trailing 35-40 at halftime, Ryukyu came alive in the second half, led by Keita Imamura and Yoshiyuki Matsuyuki. The duo combined for 21 of Ryukyu’s 29 third-quarter points, including five three-pointers. A layup by Law and a dunk by Durham gave Ryukyu a 64-54 lead to end the third quarter.

The momentum continued for Ryukyu in the fourth quarter. The outside shooting of Waki Masahiro and Lo attacked New Taipei‘s perimeter defense by driving to the rim. Durham hit a mid-range shot and drew a foul to complete the three-point play, and Hugh Watanabe also scored. With an early lead, Ryukyu put their bench members to work and closed out the game with ease.

Meanwhile, New Taipei was led by Hayden Blankley (16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists) and Joseph Lin (13 points, 2 rebounds), but a sharp drop in focus in the second half led to the loss. The loss was their first in the EASL (4 wins).

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