“The Gorilla’s Injury! Desperate Situation!?”
Coach Anzai asks for a time-out and substitutes Sakuragi. Rukawa is heated-up and starts scoring for Shohoku. Akagi assists with rebounds but takes a misstep and injures his foot. As he has to be taken out, Sakuragi goes back into the court with some words from Ansai for him and Rukawa. In the meantime, Ryonan is winning with an overwhelming difference against Takesato.