Wonju DB beat Busan KCC, the favorite called the “Super Team,” and won the opening three consecutive games.
DB beat KCC 101-90 in the 2023-2024 Jeong Kwan-jang professional basketball regular league home game held at Wonju Gymnasium on the 28th.
DB, which had defeated 안전카지노사이트 Goyang Sono and Changwon LG in the enemy camp since the opening, beat KCC, who is considered the “No. 1 favorite,” in the home opener, and won three consecutive games to tie for the lead with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
It was more meaningful because the retirement ceremony of “one-club man” Yoon Ho-young, who finished his career after playing only in DB uniforms throughout his professional career from 2008 to last season, was held at half-time.
On the other hand, KCC, which showed off its prowess in the luxurious corps by winning its first game against Seoul Samsung in its new home city of Busan on the 22nd, recorded one win and one loss without continuing its winning streak.
From the first quarter, KCC’s fast basketball, led by Alize DeShawn Johnson, showed its power, creating a double-digit gap. KCC led 32-17 with Jung Chang-young scoring four three-runs in the first quarter alone, and Huh Woong and Lee Keun-hwi flew in the second quarter, and KCC ran 49-31 with 3 minutes and 20 seconds left.
However, DB, which followed by 44-54 points at the end of the first half with Didrick Lawson at the forefront, narrowed it further to 59-65 thanks to consecutive outcrops by Lawson and Seo Min-soo in the middle of the third quarter, creating an unusual atmosphere.
KCC edged ahead 76-71 at the end of the third quarter amid the exchange between Lawson and Johnson.
DB, which created a full-fledged seesaw game with Ethan Albano’s breakthrough in the fourth quarter, balanced 83-83 with Albano’s under-the-goal shot again with 7:03 left, and succeeded in coming from behind 85-83 with a score following Lawson’s offensive rebound 6 minutes and 16 seconds ago.
While Johnson’s unreasonable attack attempts, which were tied to the opponent’s cooperative defense, failed one after another, DB ran away 93-83 with 4 minutes and 20 seconds left thanks to Kang Sang-jae’s three-point shot and Albano’s three-point play.
KCC then took out Johnson and put Ra Gun-ah in to put out the urgent fire, but failed to reverse the trend that quickly passed.
Lawson drove in 38 points and 10 rebounds, Kang Sang-jae 20 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds, and Albano 18 points and 9 assists.
In KCC, Johnson fought hard with 23 points and 21 rebounds, but he was responsible for the loss with six turnovers.
Last season’s unified winner, Anyang Chung Kwan-jang, beat Suwon kt 63-59 in an away game. It is the first win of the season for Jeong Kwan-jang, who was caught by Seoul SK in the official opening game on the 21st.
In Jeonggwanjang, Lens Abando’s 11 points were the team’s highest score, but nine players scored evenly and combined to win.
Paris Bath scored 28 points and 15 rebounds, but kt, which was not enough, remained with one win and two losses in the season, including the last two consecutive losses.
Moon Sung-gon, who became a free agent (FA) and changed to kt uniform after taking the lead in Chung Kwan-jang’s victory last season, was absent due to poor leg muscles, and the match between the two teams on the day became “Moon Sung-gon Derby without Moon Sung-gon.”
At Daegu Gymnasium, LG beat Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 92-83 and reported its first win after three consecutive losses in the opening.
Asem Maray wrote a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds, transfer Yang Hong-seok added 15 points, including four three-point shots, and Justin Gutang added 12 points.
Korea Gas Corporation lost its second straight game without taking advantage of Andrew Nicholson’s 31 points and 10 rebounds.