|Cantho Catfish (in green) fail to beat Thang Long Warriors in the VBA finals’ fourth game. — Photo VBA|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Home ground and supporters were not enough to help Cantho Catfish take the Việt Nam Basketball Association League trophy on Wednesday.
The host side were defeated 64-79 by Thang Long Warriors in the fourth game of the finals.
The result is now 2-2 and the decisive game will be held in Hà Nội on December 3, which will be in favour of the Warriors, as they now become the hosts.
In the Wednesday game, the Catfish played poorly, while their rivals reached their peak.
The visitors quickly set up their lead from the beginning of the first quarter, with accurate three-point throws by Jaywuan Hill. It was 22-11 for the Warriors.
The second set saw De Angelo Hamilton rising up. He helped the Catfish narrow the score to 31-33.
However, it was not enough to threaten the Warriors who came back strong in the third set.
The trio of big men -- Hill, Justin Young and Nguyễn Văn Hùng -- quieted the Catfish defenders in all of their attacks. The hosts failed to stop them from scoring and had to submit to a defeat of 46-54.
Despite their strong effort in the last quarter, the Catfish could not level the result and suffered a loss of 64-79. — VNS