TERRIFIC 12: Golden Kings handle Jefferson-less Flying Tigers

Paul Lintag on Sep 19, 2018 08:52 PM
TERRIFIC 12: Golden Kings handle Flying Tigers
A day after giving the Philippines' iECO Green Warriors a 28-point beating, 2014 NBA Champion Jeff Ayres and the Golden Kings took care of the Al Jefferson-less Flying Tigers with relative ease, advancing to the semifinals with a 2-0 record in Group C. (Asia League Photo via. Power Sport Images)

MACAU --- The Golden Kings are for real.

Ryukyu continued its tear in the Asia League's Terrific 12 tournament, scoring a convincing 74-59 win over the Xinjiang Flying Tigers Wednesday at the Studio City Event Center here.

A day after giving the Philippines' iECO Green Warriors a 28-point beating, the Golden Kings took care of the Al Jefferson-less Flying Tigers with relative ease, advancing to the semifinals with a 2-0 record in Group C. The Golden Kings led by as many as 22 points in the game.

The Green Warriors and the Flying Tigers were eliminated with the Ryukyu win though both teams still play each other Thursday to complete group play.

Josh Scott feasted inside for Ryukyu, scoring 23 points on top of 14 rebounds. Ryouman Hashimoto and Ryuichi Kishimoto scored 17 and 14 points respectively.

Four players scored in double figures for the Flying Tigers led by Fan Ziming with 16 points and 11 boards.

 

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