SEOUL, South Korea -- A controversial call with 1.7 seconds left in Game 2 gave Ulsan a 60-58 win and a commanding two game series lead in the KBL Finals Sunday afternoon. Ricardo Ratliffe led Mobis with 12 points, though the refs blown call after SK had a chance to take the lead was the story of the game, incensing SK players and coaches. After checking the video replay, they decided to give Mobis the ball though the video clearly showed their players knocking the ball out of bounds.
In Game 1, Mobis came back from a 58-52 fourth quarter deficit thanks to 13 fourth quarter points from Rod Benson to win 76-71. Benson led Mobis with 16 points, while Aaron Haynes led SK with 20.
The series moves back to Ulsan for Game 3 which gets underway Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Dongcheon Arena.
BUSAN, South Korea -- Korean superstar Psy was in town Tuesday night to pay homage to basketball legend and childhood friend Seo Jang-hoon, as he played his last game in an amazing career which spanned 15 years, finishing as arguably the greatest basketball player the country has ever seen.
Psy sat courtside during the game, which KT won 84-79, and also participated in a pregame ceremony to congratulate the 39-year-old Seo. He opened the pregame activities with an unsuccessful free throw attempt to the delight of the 7,000 fans in attendance, as well as stayed to watch the touching tribute after the game to honor his friend.
BUSAN, South Korea -- The Samsung Thunders used a late 8-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat the KT Sonic Boom 72-62 at the Olleh Victorium Wednesday evening.
Lee Seung-joon scored 17 points and added nine rebounds before fouling out with 6:33 left in the fourth with KT being down 60-51. After Jasper Johnson cut the lead to seven, KT missed their next eight shots over the 4:21 and let Samsung take control of the remainder of the game.
Jasper Johnson led all scorers with 22 points, while also adding eight rebounds and three assists and steals. KT moves onto Changwon to try and break their three game losing streak Friday night.
KT veteran Seo jang-hoon hit a milestone in his career, scoring his 13,000th point with a layup at 6:16 of the first quarter.