Basketball – KT Needs Overtime To Beat SK


BUSAN, South Korea – Cho Sung-min scored 28 points, and Park Sang-oh added 23 as the KT Sonic Boom beat the Seoul SK Knights 79-71 in overtime Friday night.

Charles Rhodes also added another double-double, with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

SK got off to a quick start, led by some hot shooting by small forward Kim Hyo-bum, who went a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc. KT only hit one of six three pointers, allowing SK to build up an early 24-13 lead.

KT regrouped early in the second, going on an 8-2 run to close the gap to 26-24, but SK started to penetrate the middle, scoring twelve straight points in the paint to close the half with a 38-33 lead.

SK got into foul trouble early in the third, losing starters Park Gi-Hyun and Kim Hyo-bum in the first three minutes with four fouls each. Park Sang-oh's layup with 2:04 left in the third gave KT a 47-45 lead, their first since the first basket of the game.

After SK went on an 8-0 run to take a 62-56 lead with 4:24 left, KT's Cho Sung-min hit two three pointers in a row to cut the lead to one.

After Amil McCaskill tied the game at 64 with 1:08 left, Kim Min-soo was called for goaltending with 38.8 seconds left to give KT a two point lead. Kim Young-hwan missed his second easy layup of the quarter to seal the win with 8.3 seconds left, leaving Joo Hee-Jung to run the court, and throw in an impossible no look layup with his back away from the net with 0.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Charles Rhodes thunderous dunk capped off a 10-0 run to start overtime, and KT easily took over, outscoring SK 13-5.



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