Lamb, Elliot put up historic triple-doubles in HK’s rout of Indonesia’s CLS

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 24, 2018 09:59 PM
Lamb, Elliot put up historic triple-doubles in HK’s rout
Tyler Lamb and Marcus Elliott both did it all in Hong Kong's dominant win over CLS of Indonesia

Sidestepping his defender and finding his favorite spot at the corner, Li Ki put up his patented three.

The ball went inside the rim and just barely touched the net.

It was that kind of day on Wednesday at home at the Southorn Stadium for Hong Kong as that triple from Li was part of a scorching 16-0 start that eventually ended as a 33-point wire-to-wire romp of Indonesia’s CLS, 104-81.

Four of the five starters for Eastern contributed in that blitz to open the game.

Interestingly, in that run, leading scorer Tyler Lamb didn’t even score.

He soon got going, however, and poured in 15 points in the first half where the defending champions owned a lead of as much as 29.

They wouldn’t be threatened for the remainder of the game en route to a second straight win and their ninth overall in 10 games.

Lamb was brilliant all game long and tallied a triple-double of 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Not going to be outdone by his teammate, reigning and defending World MVP Marcus Elliott also got his own triple-double, his third in a row, by collecting 23 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds.

This is the first time in the history of Southeast Asia’s professional league that more than one player in a team had a triple-double.

With their backcourt leading the way, Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger didn’t have to do much and only had, for his standards, 17 points and seven rebounds.

Michael WIlliams paced the Knights with a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double.

Up against the red-hot defending champions, though, they had no chance whatsoever to arrest an eight-game losing skid following a season-opening win.

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