Basketball – Haynes 47 Sinks KT at Home
BUSAN, South Korea – Aaron Haynes dropped 47 points on KT Saturday afternoon, as the Changwon LG Sakers broke their three game losing streak defeating the KT Sonic Boom 82-77 in Busan.
Haynes also added 12 rebounds, three assists and five blocks in a dominating performance which saw him score 15 of the final 17 points of the game.
"The win," he said after the game when asked if he was happier with the result or the career high. "But the 47, that helps a little bit too. But, we've been losing of late, so we just wanted to snap the losing streak."
Greg Stevenson added 12 points and six rebounds, the only other LG player to score in double digits.
The first quarter belonged to Haynes, as he scored 16 in the quarter to give the Sakers a 26-22 advantage. KT center Charles Rhodes picked up two early fouls, and was forced to the bench after only 5:57 of the first with 7 points, where he remained for the rest of the first half.
Cho Dong-Hyun led a second quarter KT comeback, scoring six points on a 11-2 run over six minutes to give KT a 35-32 lead. But Haynes closed out the half scoring the final six points to give LG a 38-35 halftime advantage.
Cho Sung-Min's basket with no time remaining ended the seesaw third quarter at 59 apiece. KT outscored the Sakers 24-21, on 92% shooting from inside the three, and 73% for the quarter.
KT led 68-63 with 7:39 to go, when Haynes took over on both ends of the court. LG outscored KT 19-9, though Stevenson's go-ahead basket with 1:27 left gave LG the lead for good. Cho Dong-Hyun had a chance to tie the game with nine seconds remaining, but airballed the three, and Haynes free throws sealed the game.
Charles Rhodes led KT 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Park Sang-Oh added 15, and Cho Sung-Min added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.