Pro Basketball SK defeats New Taipei to advance to the EASL Quarterfinals

Professional basketball team Seoul SK has clinched a spot in the East Asia Super League (EASL) quarterfinals.

The team defeated the New Taipei Kings (Chinese Taipei) 89-57 in a Group B home game on Jan. 31 at 바카라사이트 Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul.

With a 3-2 record, SK clinched second place in the group and a spot in the quarterfinals regardless of the outcome of the final game against the group’s bottom-ranked Meralco Bolts (1-4 L, 1-4 W-Philippines) on Feb. 7.

If SK defeats Meralco, they can leapfrog New Taipei (4W-2L) to top the group.

In the EASL group stage, if two teams are tied in wins and losses, they are ranked by head-to-head record and goal difference. SK has a 1-1 record against New Taipei, but holds a +14 goal differential.

In the EASL, the top two teams from Groups A and B advance to the best-of-four tournament, and both KBL teams made it through the group stage. Anyang Jungkwanjang, also in Group A, clinched a spot in the quarterfinals with one game remaining.

SK was led by Jamil Warney with 34 points and 18 rebounds, while Leon Williams chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds. Oh Jae-hyun (11 points) and Kim Hyung-bin (10 points) also scored in double figures in the win.

Leading 64-52 heading into the fourth quarter, SK held New Taipei’s offense to five points and scored 25 unanswered points to win the game.

New Taipei’s National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jeremy Lin missed the game due to injury.

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