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Cho Sang-hyun Helps SK Beat TG

Posted December. 19, 2004 22:56,   


The SK Knights’ Cho Sang-hyun’s three-pointers sank the first-place TG Sambo Xers.

In a game held in Wonju on Sunday, Cho, who returned to the court this year after serving his military term, played a full 40 minutes, and scored 29 points including six three-pointers, leading his team to win over the Xers, 77-73. The Knights, which had struggled in the beginning of the season, have won three games in a row after the five-day break, including last night’s overtime victory over the Ulsan Mobis Phoebus.

Cho said that he was in good condition thanks to the five days of rest, and that he hopes his team will revive as teamwork between his teammates is getting better and better.

Last night’s hero, Kris Lang, totaled 19 points and 11 rebounds, and former NBA player Cedric Henderson recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds.

On the other hand, the Xers started off shaky, having seven turnovers in the first quarter only, and were not able to get a single trey in the first half.

In the early fourth quarter, with SK leading 72-60, TG scored seven points in a row to make it 72-67 with two minutes remaining. However, Cho’s three-point shooter went into the ring with one minute 48 seconds until the game ended. Again, leading by two points with 6.2 seconds remaining, Henderson added two points on free throws to confirm the victory.

In Daegu, the KCC Egis overwhelmed the Orions 112-74. Charles Minlend and Jerod Ward each scored 33 and 29 points to snap Orions’ winning streak at three. KCC’s win by 38 points is the largest score difference in Korean professional basketball history.

Aaron McGhee and Gabe Muoneke led the KTF Magic Wings to send the LG Sakers to a six-game losing streak, scoring 27 and 22 points respectively. The score was 92-76, and LG became the sole team in last place.

Jong-Seok Kim kjs0123@donga.com