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Spectacular comebacks at 2022 VBA

Spectacular comebacks at 2022 VBA

Friday, October 14, 2022, 11:44 GMT+7
Spectacular comebacks at 2022 VBA
A 2022 VBA game between the Saigon Heat (in white) and the Hanoi Buffaloes. Photo: VBA

The 2022 VBA season, sponsored by NovaWorld, was filled with last-minute comebacks and spectacular showmanship.

Saigon Heat

In their seventh match of the 2022 VBA group stage, the Saigon Heat found itself under serious pressure from the Hanoi Buffaloes when the latter took a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. 

With a home-court advantage and 1,500 fans in attendance, the Buffaloes appeared to have victory locked in until the Saigon Heat flipped the switch and started pushing for a comeback.  

A 2022 VBA game between the Saigon Heat (in white) and the Thang Long Warriors. Photo: VBA

A 2022 VBA game between the Saigon Heat (in white) and the Thang Long Warriors. Photo: VBA

Over the course of the fourth quarter, the Heat’s heavy defense allowed only four points from the Buffaloes. 

Meanwhile, the Heat put up 27 points in 12 minutes, allowing it to take a 64-77 victory against the home team.

Kings of the fourth quarter

At the 2022 VBA, the Saigon Heat was dubbed the ‘king of the fourth quarter’ thanks to serious comebacks in the final minutes of play in seven out of its 12 games.

Against the Thang Long Warriors, the Saigon Heat went tit-for-tat with the opponent and, with just two minutes left of play, was down 58-56. 

The Cantho Catfish’s Hamilton tries to break through three Ho Chi Minh City Wings’ players. Photo: VBA

The Cantho Catfish’s Hamilton tries to break through three Ho Chi Minh City Wings players. Photo: VBA

Though Thang Long seemed poised to maintain the narrow lead, the Saigon Heat forced three turnovers in the last minutes of play, allowing it to put up six points and bring home a victory.

The final score was a Saigon Heat victory of 70-61 on the Thang Long Warriors’ home court.

Cantho Catfish

After a series of stunning performances during the first part of the 2022 VBA season, the Ho Chi Minh City Wings seemed poised to cruise into the semifinals. 

The Cantho Catfish, however, put up a surprising performance in Game 31 of the season. 

The Cantho Catfish’s Dinh Thanh Sang (in green) sinks a basket. Photo: VBA

The Cantho Catfish’s Dinh Thanh Sang (in green) sinks a basket. Photo: VBA

Though the Catfish was ranked at the bottom of the league, the team managed to score 30 points in the fourth quarter of the game – 17 more than the Wings and enough to push it into an 88-82 victory.

The Cantho Catfish made another surprising comeback during its last game of the season against the Saigon Heat. 

Though the Heat led by as many as 22 points during the course of the game, the Catfish managed to make a spectacular comeback, thanks in part to the 33 points sunk by Dinh Thanh Sang which helped the team pull out a 70-65 win.

Danang Dragons

Needing a win to remain in the race to the semifinals, the Thang Long Warriors was determined to pull off a victory against the poorly-ranked Danang Dragons at its home court in Tay Ho District.

The Danang Dragons’ Edward Horton (left) wins the ‘NovaWorld Player Of The Game 27’ title. Photo: VBA

The Danang Dragons’ Edward Horton (left) wins the ‘NovaWorld Player of the Game 27’ title. Photo: VBA

During the first half of the game, the Thang Long Warriors trounced the visitor, ending the half with a 42-31 lead. 

However, the Danang Dragons brought its A-game during the second half, with Edward Horton and Michael Soy leading the team to a 72-65 win.

The defeat dashed the Warriors’ hope of reaching the semifinals.

In 2022, NovaWorld continued its partnership with the VBA for a second year, serving as a co-organizer of the VBA - Brought by NovaWorld 2022 tournament and maintaining the league’s dedication to fostering sustainable values through destination selection and local community development.

NovaWorld was the title sponsor of the 2022 VBA tournament. 

Other sponsors included Nova Consumer, Nova Service, and the PhinDeli brand. 

PhinDeli is a coffee producer originally based on Da Lat’s Cau Dat Farm, where fertile soil and a temperate year-round climate allow for the production of high-quality coffee varieties.

PhinDeli products are manufactured and distributed throughout Vietnam in the form of packaged coffee.

The newly launched PhinDeli Energy coffee-flavored energy drink recently hit the shelves nationwide.

A visit to any PhinDeli location is sure to be an exciting experience in a modern space that is perfect for relaxing and connecting with friends. 

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

The 2022 VBA season, sponsored by NovaWorld, was filled with last-minute comebacks and spectacular showmanship.

Saigon Heat

In their seventh match of the 2022 VBA group stage, the Saigon Heat found itself under serious pressure from the Hanoi Buffaloes when the latter took a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. 

With a home-court advantage and 1,500 fans in attendance, the Buffaloes appeared to have victory locked in until the Saigon Heat flipped the switch and started pushing for a comeback.  

A 2022 VBA game between the Saigon Heat (in white) and the Thang Long Warriors. Photo: VBA

A 2022 VBA game between the Saigon Heat (in white) and the Thang Long Warriors. Photo: VBA

Over the course of the fourth quarter, the Heat’s heavy defense allowed only four points from the Buffaloes. 

Meanwhile, the Heat put up 27 points in 12 minutes, allowing it to take a 64-77 victory against the home team.

Kings of the fourth quarter

At the 2022 VBA, the Saigon Heat was dubbed the ‘king of the fourth quarter’ thanks to serious comebacks in the final minutes of play in seven out of its 12 games.

Against the Thang Long Warriors, the Saigon Heat went tit-for-tat with the opponent and, with just two minutes left of play, was down 58-56. 

The Cantho Catfish’s Hamilton tries to break through three Ho Chi Minh City Wings’ players. Photo: VBA

The Cantho Catfish’s Hamilton tries to break through three Ho Chi Minh City Wings players. Photo: VBA

Though Thang Long seemed poised to maintain the narrow lead, the Saigon Heat forced three turnovers in the last minutes of play, allowing it to put up six points and bring home a victory.

The final score was a Saigon Heat victory of 70-61 on the Thang Long Warriors’ home court.

Cantho Catfish

After a series of stunning performances during the first part of the 2022 VBA season, the Ho Chi Minh City Wings seemed poised to cruise into the semifinals. 

The Cantho Catfish, however, put up a surprising performance in Game 31 of the season. 

The Cantho Catfish’s Dinh Thanh Sang (in green) sinks a basket. Photo: VBA

The Cantho Catfish’s Dinh Thanh Sang (in green) sinks a basket. Photo: VBA

Though the Catfish was ranked at the bottom of the league, the team managed to score 30 points in the fourth quarter of the game – 17 more than the Wings and enough to push it into an 88-82 victory.

The Cantho Catfish made another surprising comeback during its last game of the season against the Saigon Heat. 

Though the Heat led by as many as 22 points during the course of the game, the Catfish managed to make a spectacular comeback, thanks in part to the 33 points sunk by Dinh Thanh Sang which helped the team pull out a 70-65 win.

Danang Dragons

Needing a win to remain in the race to the semifinals, the Thang Long Warriors was determined to pull off a victory against the poorly-ranked Danang Dragons at its home court in Tay Ho District.

The Danang Dragons’ Edward Horton (left) wins the ‘NovaWorld Player Of The Game 27’ title. Photo: VBA

The Danang Dragons’ Edward Horton (left) wins the ‘NovaWorld Player of the Game 27’ title. Photo: VBA

During the first half of the game, the Thang Long Warriors trounced the visitor, ending the half with a 42-31 lead. 

However, the Danang Dragons brought its A-game during the second half, with Edward Horton and Michael Soy leading the team to a 72-65 win.

The defeat dashed the Warriors’ hope of reaching the semifinals.

In 2022, NovaWorld continued its partnership with the VBA for a second year, serving as a co-organizer of the VBA - Brought by NovaWorld 2022 tournament and maintaining the league’s dedication to fostering sustainable values through destination selection and local community development.

NovaWorld was the title sponsor of the 2022 VBA tournament. 

Other sponsors included Nova Consumer, Nova Service, and the PhinDeli brand. 

PhinDeli is a coffee producer originally based on Da Lat’s Cau Dat Farm, where fertile soil and a temperate year-round climate allow for the production of high-quality coffee varieties.

PhinDeli products are manufactured and distributed throughout Vietnam in the form of packaged coffee.

The newly launched PhinDeli Energy coffee-flavored energy drink recently hit the shelves nationwide.

A visit to any PhinDeli location is sure to be an exciting experience in a modern space that is perfect for relaxing and connecting with friends. 

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Bao Anh - Truong Thao / Tuoi Tre News

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