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Professional Basketball SK Loses to Chiba, Japan by 3 Points

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Professional Basketball SK Loses to Chiba, Japan by 3 Points… EASL Runner-Up for 2 Consecutive Years


‘Park Ji-hoon 29 points’ Jeong Gwan-jang took third place, beating New Taipei by 2 points.

Professional basketball team Seoul SK finished second in the East Asian Super League (EASL) for two consecutive years.

SK lost 69-72 to Chiba Jets (Japan) in the 2023-2024 EASL final held at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines on the 10th. 카지노

SK, which was runner-up to Anyang CheongKwanJang last year in its first season in the East Asian Basketball Club Competition EASL, ranked first in Group B (4 wins, 2 losses) in the group stage of this tournament, then defeated CheongKwanJang in the semifinals and advanced to the finals, but failed to overcome Japan's powerhouse Chiba.

I couldn't do it.

SK took the runner-up prize of $500,000 (approximately 660 million won), and the winning team, Chiba, who reached the top by winning all eight matches from the group stage of this tournament, received $1 million.

SK, which fell behind 16-21 in the first quarter due to inferior rebounding, was dragged until the middle of the second quarter.

At 24-29, their unique speed came to life, and Choi Won-hyuk, Oh Jae-hyeon, and Ahn Young-jun scored 6 points in a row to make it 30-29 with 3 minutes and 1 second left in the second quarter, but in a close game, they allowed an outside shot to Yuki Togashi to end the first half at 34-37.

It ended with Seoul SK, which was mainly behind in the second half, turned the game around to 49-47 with 1 minute and 57 seconds left in the third quarter as Jamil Warney scored a series of floaters, and Oh Jae-hyeon's 3-point shot 1 minute and 16 seconds later made it 52-49.

At the end of the third quarter, they were slightly ahead at 54-51.

However, SK, who allowed a 3-pointer from Togashi in the early 4th quarter to tie the score at 54-54, was unable to withstand the seesaw game that followed.

At 62-60, Togashi's 3-point shot and Xavier Cooks' floater allowed 5 consecutive points, and the score fell to 62-65 with 3 minutes and 38 seconds left.

Ahn Young-jun's 3-point shot 1 minute and 13 seconds ago pushed the score to 69-70, but SK was unable to score any more points after that.

Warney posted 22 points, 17 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Youngjun Ahn scored 18 points.

Leon Williams also contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds.

Chiba's short guard Togashi, 168cm tall, played the role of ace with 22 points and 7 assists, leading the team to victory and being selected as MVP of the tournament.

In the 3rd place match held earlier, Cheong Kwan-Jang defeated New Taipei Kings (Taiwan) 78-76 to take 3rd place.

Last year's winning team, CheongKwanJang, lost to SK in the semifinals and did not advance to the finals, but won the third place match and won $250,000 in prize money.

Jeong Kwan-Jang's Park Ji-hoon played well, scoring 29 points, the most for both teams, including 3 3-point shots, and 8 rebounds, while Carter scored 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Wilson also recorded a double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds).

In New Taipei, Kenneth Manigault played hard with 18 points and 10 rebounds.



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