Mobis steals two in Seoul to gain 2-0 series lead

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Experience proved to be a deciding factor in game two of the 2013 KBL finals as the Mobis Phoebus downed the SK Knights 60-58.

The win extends Mobis’ playoff win streak to five games as they look to close out the best of seven series going back home for game three, four and five (if needed).

Mobis returns home for game 3,4 and 5.

Mobis started the game off strong but collapsed in the fourth quarter. SK tied the game up in the fourth quarter but mental mistakes and great offensive execution from Mobis allowed the visiting team to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

In the dying seconds of the fourth quarter, with the game tied, Mobis ran a high pick and roll from the top of the key. Sk decided to switch on the high screen putting SK”s tallest defender Courney Sims on the perimeter. Verteran Mobis point guard Yang Dong-Geun recognized the miss match and put up a three pointer that went in and out of the cylinder. Sims, contested the shot but was out of position for the rebound allowing Mobis’ Tae-Young Moon to gather the offensive rebound and get fouled on the put back. Moon made the free throw that would prove to be the game winner.

Rodrique Benson proved once again to be too much for SK most dynamic offensive player Aaron Haynes. Unfortunately for Mobis, Benson got into some foul trouble. He fouled out of the game with about five minutes to go in regulation finishing with eight points and eight rebounds.

Sims led all scorers with 13 points on five for eight shooting.

The series resumes on April 16th in Ulsan.

Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of Basketballbuddha.com.

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