Hong Kong completed their second successive victory in the Eastcolight Super Kung Sheung Cup, but were made to work hard for their 78-73 victory against a plucky Malaysia at Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night. While Hong Kong enjoyed a comprehensive 29-point victory over Singapore the previous night, the SAR didn't have it easy against a determined and talented Malaysian outfit. In the end, Hong Kong coach Donny Mak Kam-fai breathed a sigh of relief as his charges finished strongly down the stretch to earn their second victory in group A, lifting their hopes of reaching Saturday's semi-finals. 'It was the best I have seen Malaysia play so far. We were made to work hard for victory. If you look at the statistics for half-time, they scored a high percentage of free throws and three pointers. Their attacking was hard although we were a bit better in the turnovers. It was a tough game,' said Mak. Malaysia fielded towering Brent James Hobba, who continued to put the pressure on the home defence with his power play as the visitors matched Hong Kong in almost every department, but lacked the power finish of the champions. Malaysia coach Brian Lester was proud of his charges. 'I was happy with the way we played,' he said. 'I thought the players played their best. Hong Kong proved too big and strong in the match-ups and it was always difficult playing against them. We lost to China Guangzhou by just three points, and this was another close game for us.' 'We are missing three starters and we have some young players. I am happy we fought so well and I'm glad we gave Hong Kong a good run till the end.' Hong Kong had Tam Wai-yeung to thank for their second straight victory after the big forward netted 28 points and had 10 rebounds in an impressive performance. He was ably assisted in the scoring department by Li Wai-lun, who netted 17 points, and the ever-improving Poon Chi-ho, who scored 13. Hobba top scored for Malaysia with also 28 points, but was disappointing in the free throws, scoring just two from six attempts. In other group A matches, Singapore came back to post a 72-63 win over China Guangzhou, while Asian-American Sports Club edged Fukien Xin Cheng 84-82 for their second successive victory in group B. The Philippines easily accounted for Thailand in a 91-69 rout in another group B match.