Match-winning assist for Son Heung-min; sixth goal contribution is as many games
Updated: 2022-01-03 17:46:26 KST
And time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us live in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, Son Heung-min's impressive form continues.
Not a goal, but a crucial assist.
Yes, Son Heung-min had a huge hand in Tottenham's win on Saturday.
Spurs left it late, eventually finding a 96th-minute winner away to Watford and they had Son Heung-min to thank.
He provided an assist for Davinson Sanchez to head home.
Heading into the 96th minute, Spurs were awarded a free-kick on the left-hand side towards the corner flag.
Son stepped up and sent in a right-footed, in-swinging cross onto the edge of the six-yard box.
There, Colombian center back Sanchez rose to power a header into the back of the net.
The win extends Tottenham's unbeaten run to eight matches who sit sixth, just two points off the top four.
For Son… it was his third assist of the season and sixth direct goal involvement in his last six games… not including the penalty he won for Harry Kane in the 1-1 draw with Southampton on December 29th.
Up next for Son and Spurs is Chelsea in the League Cup semifinal first leg on Wednesday night local time, Thursday morning here in Korea.
Son is of course the Korean National Team captain but he won't be involved in the team's upcoming friendlies.
That's right. Paul Bento named his latest squad recently ahead of two friendlies with Iceland and Moldova in mid-January.
But, both matches do not fall on FIFA international match days, meaning clubs currently in season aren't obligated to release their players.
This means that Korea's Europe-based stars will not join up with the rest of the squad.
Instead, all 26 players called up play in Asian leagues… 25 from K League and just one from J.League - goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu.
The two friendlies are part of Bento's team's preparations for the next two World Cup qualifiers Lebanon and Syria on January 27th and February 1st respectively.
Both friendlies will take place at Mardan Stadium in Antalya, Turkey.
Korea will face Iceland on January 15th and Moldova on the 21st.
Kick off times are to be confirmed.
To NBA now.
Steph Curry with another record.
Yes, Curry made a three-pointer and for the 158th consecutive game on Saturday… breaking his own NBA record.
The record was broken as the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 123-116 on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
Curry set his original record of shooting a three-pointer in 157 consecutive games in November 2016.
The 33-year-old broke Ray Allen's record of 2-thousand 973 three-pointers in 1-thousand 300 games in December… needing just 789 games to surpass Allen's landmark.
Curry scored 28 points and laid on nine assists in Saturday's victory.
The NBA, though, has new COVID-19 rules.
Vaccinated players and coaches can now test out of quarantine after six days.
According to The Athletic, a memo was distributed to NBA teams and the rules only apply if the players or staff are asymptomatic.
Those who have tested positive now have three ways to exit isolation, including two negative results 24 hours apart.
The other ways are two straight tests with a cycle threshold value over 35 after six days, or simply by waiting through 10 days of isolation.
On the domestic basketball front, Ulsan Hyundai Mobis are one of the in-form teams.
Yes, four wins in a row now.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis beat Goyang Orion on Sunday to make it four straight wins and secured fourth place in the table.
Leading his team to victory was Lee Woo-seok who scored 16 points, hit six rebounds and laid on four assists.
For Orion, who led on several occasions throughout, Murphy Holloway scored 24 points and 27 rebounds despite ending up on the losing side.
Elsewhere in KBL, league leaders KT Sonicboom play tonight against Wonju DB while SK Knights in second picked up an 85-77 win over KCC Egis on Sunday.
The KBL All Star match rosters have been announced.
Looks like it will be "Team Heo Ung" versus "Team Heo Hoon."
Yes, that's right.
The rosters were announced on this Monday and it looks like the sibling rivalry will take a new turn for the Heo brothers.
Heo Ung of Wonju DB finished first in the fan vote while his brother Heo Hoon of Suwon KT finished second.
Both then made their picks.
Heo Ung picked Kim Sun-hyung of Seoul SK, Ra Gun-ah of Jeonju KCC, Kim Nak-hyun of Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, Byun Joon-hyung of Anyang KGC, Lee Dae-sung and Lee Seung-hyun of Goyang Orion, Lee Kwan-hee from Changwon LG, Lee Won-seok from Seoul Samsung, and Lee Woo-seok from Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
Heo Hoon's team will be made up of Yang Hong-seok and Ha Yoon-ki from KT Sonicboom, Seoul Samsung duo Kim Si-rae and Lim Dong-seop, Lee Jung-hyun from Jeonju KCC, Lee Jae-do from Changwon LG, Choi Joon-yong of Seoul SK, Lee Dae-heon from Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, Seo Myung-jin from Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, and Lee Jung-hyun from Goyang KGC.
The All-Star game will be held in the city of Daegu on January 16th.
Alright Paul, thank you for that round-up. See you next week.
Thanks. See you.