Hype Survives Picked Last In PE For Chip
|Congratulations to the Hypebeasts! The season's best team finishes what they started. All-Dream League picks announced! As is an All-Star Evening review!|
This story stung a little harder than Cinderella’s actual story.
In her story, the clock struck twelve and she had to get on home before that. In the end, she gets her man and all is happy forever after.
In our story in the DL AAA Finals, Cinderella Picked Last In PE nearly staved off the midnight hour, but watched as it (Steven) gonged when a point-blank lay-up by Albert Chang rimmed out at the buzzer to give the Hypebeasts the chip they had been searching for all along as they ran roughshod through the regular season 9-0.
The look on the PLPE players’ faces said it all.
How sweet it is!
The sigh of relief the Hypebeasts let out, said it all.
When it was all said and done, Hype hugged each other with their great 56-54 escape over PLPE to snatch their first championship in their first season in the league.
Give PLPE credit. They battled back from being down double digits much of the 2nd half and by the end, after Stan Yeung had fouled out, they were in a position to send the game into overtime.
Of all people, Quincy Tso, who usually has much to say at the end of quarters and games with buzzer beating attempts, made the perfect pass to an open Chang underneath as the Hype D collapsed on him.
It just wasn’t meant to be.
Ian Yu’s 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals powered Hype, just as he has all season long as, and in the end, the most deserving team to win it actually won it.
That doesn’t always happen. And it nearly didn’t this season.
After blowing away much of the competition in the regular season, other than an opening round win against LYSE, Hype had to work to get to where they got last night with close wins and their first loss as the post-season grind set in.
They survived it all though, so for them, the Victor (Ng) goes the spoils.
PLPE did an excellent job containing Howie Chu inside, Hype committed an uncharacteristic 22 turnovers, and outside of Yu, no Hype reached double digits.
That only meant one thing.
Along with a little lady luck on their side in the end, Hype earned this one by playing the ultimate team game.
Every player did something meaningful when called upon, the stats were spread around, and for it, every player is now a Dream League champion.
Don’t you forget it.
It’s too hype.