With Heo Hoon returning from military service and Ha Yoon-ki shaking off injuries to become a “complete unit,” professional basketball’s Suwon KT rolled to an unstoppable six-game winning streak.
KT defeated Goyang Sono 86-81 in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season at Suwon KT Arena on Friday.
With its sixth straight win, 안전카지노사이트 KT (12-5) remained tied for second place with Changwon LG (12-5), which defeated Seoul Samsung earlier in the day. They cut the gap to two-and-a-half games over leader Wonju DB (15-3).
On the other hand, Sono (8-9), which was riding high on a four-game winning streak, saw its winning percentage drop below 5 percent. They also dropped one spot to sixth in the standings.
KT had its main players back on the court. Heo Hoon returned from military service on the 15th of last month, but at the same time, Ha Yoon-ki went down with an injury. After shaking off the injury, Ha Yoon-ki returned to the court on the same day and exploded for 24 points. His field goal percentage was a whopping 75%. Heo Hoon, the highly anticipated guard battle between Lee Jung-hyun and the top guard in professional basketball, also led the team’s offense with 22 points.
With Lee Jeong-hyun only scoring 12 points after committing four mistakes in the first quarter, Heo Hoon took advantage of his opponent’s energy by scoring fast break points against him. Especially with the score at 82-81, he quickly drove to the basket for a layup with 54 seconds left in the game.
He didn’t commit a single mistake. Bass chipped in with 22 points and nine rebounds, both inside and out.
For Sono, Jeon Sung-hyun led the way with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Onuaku also did his part with 27 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, but it wasn’t enough to turn the game around.
LG beat Samsung 95-82 on the road to extend its winning streak to three games. Meanwhile, ninth-ranked Samsung (3-15), which lost its fifth straight game, saw its prospects for a mid-table finish dimmer.
Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok held his team’s longest center, Lee Won-seok (207 cm), out of the game in the first quarter, allowing Yang Hong-seok to take advantage of the loose ends to score 12 points and grab five rebounds in the first quarter to lead Samsung to a 24-14 lead.
After falling behind early, Samsung never recovered and lost the game.
For LG, Yang Hong-seok paced the team with 22 points and eight rebounds. Lee Jae-do and Lee Kwan-hee added 21 and 14 points, respectively, from the perimeter. Samsung had to settle for main man Lee Jung-hyun reaching the milestone of playing in 600 consecutive games. Lee is the all-time leader in this category among professional basketball players.