Mbala helps Seoul bag Terrific 12 bronze at expense of Nagoya

first_imgNagoya Diamond Dolphins vs Seoul Samsung Thunders during The Asia League’s The Terrific 12 Third Place match at Studio City Event Center on 23 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Seoul crashed the podium party after taking down Nagoya, 105-92, in the bronze medal match of the Asia League The Terrific 12 Sunday at Studio City Events Center here.The Samsung Thunders from the Korean Basketball League built a sizeable 34-26 lead after the first quarter and it proved to be enough foundation for them throughout the match.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Although the Diamond Dolphins of the B.League tried to mount a comeback, cutting the margin to 93-87, but the Samsung Thunders were quick to respond and douse the threat.Kim Dong Uk dished out the extra pass to the open Kim Tae Sul who hit the 3-pointer from the left corner for Seoul’s 98-87 lead with 1:16 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSeoul head coach Lee Sangmin said they didn’t feel that much pressure when they faced the Diamond Dolphins due to their familiarity with their opponents.The Samsung Thunders held training camps in Japan and they were able to play against Nagoya during those trips. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Before the Terrific 12 I was worried about the outcome but I’m glad we’re the third place team,” said Lee through a translator. “And we got to play against teams like Nagoya a lot during our training camps in Japan.”Glenn Cosey led all scorers with 34 points with seven rebounds, and five assists while Ben Mbala had 27 points and 12 rebounds.Lee Gwan Hee, who once played for Phoenix in the PBA, also had his own double-double with 16 points, on 4-of-8 shooting from three, and 10 rebounds.Markeith Cummings, who played for NorthPort and Kia, led Nagoya with 29 points and eight rebounds while Shuto Ando had 18 points and five boards.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix keeps winning, beats Magnolia behind Phelpslast_img read more