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August 2019
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Hitech, Fubon start Road to Final 8 - East Asia with crushing victories

BANGKOK (Thailand) - Hitech Bangkok City and Fubon Braves got off to a good start in the first day of the Road to Final 8 - East Asia round of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019, both surpassing the 100-point mark. The Braves easily beat Punjab Police, 100-56, while Hitech Bangkok City pleased the home crowd with a 106-52 victory. 

The Fubon Braves had no problem putting away Punjab Police, successfully claiming a 100-56 win to start the day of competition at the Road to Final 8 - East Asia. The SBL champions from Chinese-Taipei led from start to finish, building up a lead as big as 13 points in the first quarter.

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Liu Weir-Chern caught fire in the opening interval with 13 points on 4 three-pointers before his teammates got in on the action. He ended up with 18 points to lead the Braves who had a total of 5 players in double-digit scoring. All Braves players were able to get on the scoring board in this game.

(Liu Weir-Chern, Fubon Braves)

Rajvir Singh of Punjab Police recorded 23 points and 9 rebounds, putting on his best efforts for the Indian club.

Home team Hitech entertained the city of Bangkok with a 106-52 rout. The Thai champions started the game with a 16-0 ran and never looked back. The lead ballooned to as much as 58 points late in the 4th quarter.

With Wattana Suttisin leading the team in scoring (16 points) and John Fields having a perfect 6/6 game from the field, Hitech was able to cruise to the win at Gym 1 of the Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan). Xavier Alexander flirted with a triple-double of 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 11 assists as Hitech registered 6 players with 10 or more points.

(Xavier Alexander, Hitech Bangkok City)

SAFSA's Leon Kwek had 15 points and a buzzer-beater to end the first quarter, but it was just not enough to fend off the strength of the home team.

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SAFSA’s 🇸🇬 @leonkwek10 with a dagger to beat the buzzer‼️

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Fubon will face SAFSA in tomorrow's first game at 5:00 PM (GMT +7). Hitech Bangkok City will try to stay undefeated against Punjab Police at 7:30 PM (GMT +7).

Daily Leaders:

Most Points - Rajvir Singh (Punjab Police) 23 points
Most Rebounds - Nitish Kumar Sharma (Punjab Police) 13 rebounds
Most Assists - Xavier Alexander (Hitech Bangkok City) 11 assists
Most Steals - Jequan Lewis (Fubon Braves) 5 steals
Most Blocks - Chanathip Jakrawan (Hitech Bangkok City) 2 blocks