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Yang Dong-Deun leads South Korea over Lebanon

Xinhua, September 27, 2015 Adjust font size:

Veteran Yang Dong-Geun's team-high 18 points helped South Korea to come from a 11-point deflect and beat Lebanon 85-71 at the FIBA Asia Championship here on Sunday.

Lebanon had a strong start, leading the first quarter 23-13, and was seemingly well in control at halftime at 43-32. But then they ran into a different South Korea team as they were outscored 25-49 in the second half. South Korea successfully turned the table and notched their third win in four matches.

Lebanon was leading 56-47 with three minutes and 50 seconds to the end of the third period when South Koreans woke up and took an 11-2 run that completely changed the complexion of the game for good.

Yang, who was scoreless in the first half, took six steals and made in eight field goals in the second half, in which he also dished out eight assists. Endi