SUPER 8: Thunders roll to Finals after taking down Elephants in all-Korean semis

Paul Lintag on Jul 21, 2018 06:41 PM
SUPER 8: Thunders roll to Finals after taking down Elephants
Samsung will either face NLEX or Guangzhou in the Finals. The decision over the Elephants was the Thunders' third straight win in the Super 8 following an opening-day loss to Blackwater. (ASIA LEAGUE Photo)

MACAU --- Half of the Super 8 Finals is set.

The Samsung Thunders continued to roll at the East Asian Games Stadium here, using a huge second-half run to beat fellow KBL team Etland Elephants in the semifinals Saturday, 84-74.

Samsung unloaded a 29-13 blast in the third period to take control of the game.

A 10-0 blast gave the Thunders their largest lead of the game at 13 points, 66-53, before holding off the Elephants in the fourth for the win.

Samsung will either face NLEX or Guangzhou in the Finals. The decision over the Elephants was the Thunders' third straight win in the Super 8 following an opening-day loss to Blackwater.

Lee Gwan Hee paced the Thunders with 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists while Jang Min Guk added another 18 points.

For the Elephants, Kim Sang Kyu had a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double. It was Etland's first loss of the tournament after sweeping Group A.

 

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