KBL Playoffs - Anyang’s Big Second Half Clinches Series Against KT

Anyang KGC clinched a spot in the KBL finals today with a 85-64 win over KT.

BUSAN, South Korea - Anyang KGC’s huge second half led them to an 85-64 win over the KT Sonic Boom, clinching the semifinal series three games to one.

Chris Daniels scored 30 points and added 11 rebounds, while Yang Hee-jong added 18 as KGC exploded in the second half, outscoring KT 49-28.

“It was a tough game, we knew it was going to be tough, so we had to bring everything we had, we didn’t want to go back to game five in Anyang,” Daniels told Eurobasket after the game.

Park Sang-oh started off quick for KT, going for 11 points including 3-3 from three point land in the first quarter to give KT a 19-15 first quarter lead. Park had been mired in a shooting slump the entire series, as his previous high was 12 points in Game 2.

Chris Daniels brought KGC back in the second quarter with 11 points, and 17in the first half including a buzzer beater at the half to level the score at 36. The first half featured 13 lead changes or ties, though KT shot 61% from the field compared to KGC's 37%.

KGC took over in the third quarter, led by a 12-0 run over a 1:50 stretch to take a 60-46 lead. KT fell apart, committing six turnovers in the quarter, while Yang Hee-jong and Park Chan-hee did the damage in the third scoring 16 of KGC's 26 points in the third.

KGC built up a 69-48 lead in the fourth, starting the quarter on a 6-0 run as KT continued to commit turnovers and miss shots, making just one of their first nine shots in the fourth quarter.

“We just got outworked and that’s how it ended,” KT’s Charles Rhodes said after the game.

Park Sang-oh led KT with 19 points before falling to an ankle injury with five minutes left, while Cho Sung-min added 17 and Rhodes 13, with 11 rebounds and four assists.

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