Korea downs China in FIBA barn-burner

Korea's way of getting high percentage shots was a key factor in the win.

Korea is down by three points late in the second quarter.

China is looking to pull away as they maintain possession on the offensive end.

A baseline inbound pass from a Chinese player landed right in the hands of Korean guard JooSung Kim.

Kim dashed the entire length of the floor before throwing down a viscous one handed dunk over a challenging Chinese superstar Yi Jilian.

That explosive dunk was a statement from the Korean national team expressing their presence to the Asian basketball elites.

Korea would play a consistent second half leading to a 63-59 victory over the 2011 FIBA Asia champs.

Everyone was on the edge of their seats throughout the entire game.

Former NBA star Yi Jianlian was a dominant force inside for China. He finished the contest with a double-double posting a game high 23-points and 10 rebounds.

Kim paced the way for Korea with 15-points.

South Korea resumes action this upcoming Friday with another challenging game against Iran, while China plays Malaysia tomorrow.


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

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