Broome, Western Australia – In Day 2 of the 2012 Cable Beach Invitational Tournament, the Shanghai Sharks used a 13-2 run in the last 4 minutes to slip past the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 49-40.

Sharks Import Elijah Millsap led all scorers with 13 points. Millsap was instrumental in the Sharks’ comeback as he scored 8 of his 13 points in the final quarter. He also added 17 rebounds. Max Zhang had 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

Slingers Centre Kyle Jeffers led his team with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Don Dulay had 7 points.

The JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers trailed by 2 points at the end of the first quarter 12-10. They quickly turned this around though as their defense held up against a much taller Sharks squad. The Slingers limited the Shanghai Sharks to 5 points in the 2nd quarter and led by 7 points at halftime, 24-17.

Miscues also plagued the Sharks the entire match as they committed 23 turnovers compared to the Slingers 15.

It was a tightly contested match when the 3rd quarter started as the Sharks employed a full court pressure and hounded the guards of the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers. On the offensive end, the Sharks willed their way into the shaded area and scored from inside the paint. At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Sharks were able to trim down the Slingers’ lead 34-31.

The Shanghai Xiyang Sharks is owned by former Houston Rockets Centre Yao Ming.

The JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers looked like they would cruise to a victory when they lead by 9 points over the Sharks with four minutes to go in the game. The Shanghai Sharks had other plans though as they stepped on the pressure pedal and capitalised on the Slingers’ mishaps in the fourth quarter and took the lead that they would not relinquish.

The JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers will take on the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions on Friday at 2PM. Game will be broadcasted live on ESPN.

Box Scores:

JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 40 – Jeffers 11, Dulay 7, Desmond 6, Strong 5, Cabatu 4, Reyes 4, Han Bin 2, Folkoff 1, Qingde 0, Goh 0

Shanghai Xiyang Sharks 49 – Millsap 13, Liu 8, Zhang Z X 8, Meng 7, Zhang Y 4, Wang 3, Cai 2, Peng 2, Wu 2, Ge 0, Lu 0, Zhai 0

Quarter Scores 10-12, 24-17, 34-31, 40-49

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