Original Japanese title: Kakugo no omo-sa (覚悟の重さ).
The Seirin-Rakuzan game enters the third quarter. Seirin continues to place their hope in their scorers Hyuga and Kagami. However, Akashi tries to nip their glimmer of hope. Hyuga is his target. When Mibuchi's "Earth" shot turns Hyuga's aggression against him and Hyuga receives another foul, he receives a fourth when he argues with the referee. Admist Seirin's desperate situation, Kuroko returns to the court.