The Nha Trang Dolphins faced a challenging start in the 2023 VBA finals, experiencing two consecutive losses to the Saigon Heat in the five-game series.

Game 3
The Dolphins experienced a critical shift in momentum with the exceptional performance of Huynh Vinh Quang, a formidable 1.74m-tall guard. Quang’s outstanding skills and determination propelled the team to a crucial victory.

Quang, hailed as Vietnam’s top homegrown player in 2022, found himself mostly on the sidelines during the 2023 finals, possibly due to his stature.

Fans cheer on the Nha Trang Dolphins during their third matchup against the Saigon Heat in the 2023 VBA Finals. Photo: VBA
Fans cheer on the Nha Trang Dolphins during their third matchup against the Saigon Heat in the 2023 VBA Finals. Photo: VBA

In a pivotal moment during the third game of the 2023 VBA Finals, he demonstrated his true potential by putting up an exceptional performance. In just a mere twenty minutes, he impressively scored twenty points, which included four flawless three-pointers.

The exceptional showing from the Nha Trang Dolphins propelled them to a commanding position, asserting relentless dominance over the Saigon Heat and ultimately securing a resounding 95-74 triumph.

The Dolphins’ victory was not only crucial, but it also marked Quang’s most exceptional performance of the entire season.

Forward Nguyen Phuc Vinh (C) in action during the third game between the Nha Trang Dolphins and the Saigon Heat in the 2023 VBA Finals. Photo: VBA
Forward Nguyen Phuc Vinh (C) in action during the third game between the Nha Trang Dolphins and the Saigon Heat in the 2023 VBA Finals. Photo: VBA

In addition to the exciting plays mentioned above, the game also featured an impressive steal by Dolphins shooting guard Vo Huy Hoan from Saigon Heat superstar Kentrell Bearkley. Hoan followed this up with a remarkable buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter.

Nguyen Phuc Vinh showcased exceptional skills during the second quarter, expertly maneuvering the ball down the court and successfully scoring multiple times.

The Dolphins’ impressive performance came as a major surprise to fans, who were under the impression that the Saigon Heat had already secured the championship finals.

The fourth match of the five-game series is scheduled to take place on September 28th.

The game can be rewatched on the ON Sports News and ON Sports Action channels, as well as on the ON Plus and VTVcab apps.