The defending champions needed overtime to get a win at home against KB Stars. Down by nine at the half KB stars won the third quarter to cut the lead to just six points. In a low scoring fourth KB stars were up by 2 with the ball and 30 seconds left in the game. An inadvertent pass which turned into a turnover and lead to a basket by Stricklen Woori tied the game. With six seconds left on the clock KB Stars had the ball with a chance to score but Howard was unable to convert a basket and the game went into overtime. Woori bank won the extra period 6 to 3 and survived taking a loss on their home court.
Woori Bank vs. KB Stars 63-60 WOO Stricklen 33/11 (8-17 3pts) 36 min Goodlet 5 (8min) KB Howard 24/15/2 (42 min) Hamby 0/1 (2min)
Shinhan Bank has now lost three games in a row after the starting the season 2-0. On Monday night they dropped a close one to KEB Hana on their home floor. Hana took a five point lead into the half and saw that lead grow to double digits by the end of the third. Once again Shinhan came alive in the fourth with their full court pressure to get themselves back in the game and eventually take the lead. But in the end costly turnovers by Shinhan gave Hana the last shot with the game tied in which they nailed a wide open three with essentially no time on the clock.
KEB Hana vs. Shinhan Bank 66-63 KEB Mosby 22/9/3/4 (34min) Chelsey Lee 10/6/2 (34min) SHI Currie 13/9/6/2 (30min) Gatling 2/3 (10min)
This concludes the first round of play in the Korean league. Each team has played each other once. The most surprising position is finals runner up KB stars sitting in last place with a record of 1-4. As usual, Woori bank sits in first place but they were tested several times during this round. KDB and Hana who in the past have sat at the bottom of the standings find themselves tied for second place with a 3-2 record. Shinhan bank, who have lost their last three games need to find their rhythm and be more consistent for the entire game. Tuesday there are no games and the beginning of the second round starts on Wednesday with Samsung taking on KB stars at home.
Woori Bank 4-1
KEB Hana 3-2
Shinhan Bank 2-3
Winnus KDB 2-3
KB Stars 1-4