Thunders rise to No. 3 but face a tough week of challenges

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Thunders rise to No. 3 but face a tough week of challenges


The Seoul Samsung Thunders are on a four-game winning streak after sweeping all three of their games last week. They began last week at No. 6 in the league table but are now sharing the No. 3 with the Anyang KGC.

The Thunders have some critical games this week. Although hosting the league No. 9 Changwon LG Sakers should not be a big problem, the two-time KBL champions face the KGC on Saturday and No. 2 Goyang Orion Orions on Sunday.

Defending champion Ulsan Mobis Phoebus went 1-2 last week and are now clinching their No. 1 spot by only one game. The Phoebus host the Wonju Dongbu Promy on Saturday.

The Promy are desperate to break their three-game losing streak. Before meeting the Phoebus and KGC over the weekend, the Gangwon team will be looking for a victory against the Seoul SK Knights on Thursday.

The Jeonju KCC Egis fell from No. 3 to No. 5 last week after two straight losses. They meet the Orions on Wednesday before playing the Sakers on Friday.

The Incheon ET Land Elephants ended their eight-game losing streak after beating the Promy last Thursday, but they soon picked up a loss against the Thunders on Saturday. They hope to regroup this week as they face the Busan KT Sonicboom tonight.

The Sonicboom won their last two games and have three games this week, all away. They meet the KGC on Thursday and the Knights on Saturday.

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