13 Aug 2017

Tall Blacks pipped by Korea

8:17 am on 13 August 2017

The New Zealand men's basketball team are through to the quarter-finals at the Asia Cup in Lebanon, despite a 76-75 loss to South Korea in their final pool game.

Derone Raukawa

Derone Raukawa Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Tall Blacks trailed by double digits at half-time, but outscored the Koreans 27-12 in the third quarter to come back into the game.

Derone Raukawa and Finn Delany led New Zealand with 14 points each.

They finish top of the pool on points differential and will play the winner of a quarter-final qualifier on Friday.