KCC proves its title credentials in first Busan home game despite injury to Choi Jun-yong…SK leads with two straight wins

KCC proves its title credentials in first Busan home game despite injury to Choi Jun-yong…SK leads with two straight wins

KCC, a strong title favorite, won its first home game in Busan with a strong offensive performance.

KCC defeated Seoul Samsung 106-100 in the first round of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association regular season at Sajik Gymnasium on Feb. 22. Despite the loss of Choi Jun-yong to an adductor muscle injury shortly before tip-off, the team was able to give its fans a victory in its first game in its new home city of Busan with solid performances from Heo Woong (23 points, two 3-pointers), Lee Seung-hyun (18 points), and Alize Johnson (16 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists).

KCC started the game well. The players were in good shooting form and overwhelmed Samseong in terms of speed of offense and defense. KCC made 14 out of 17 field goals in the first quarter with a high shooting percentage of 82% to take a 34-22 lead. KCC didn’t let up in the second quarter and extended the lead to 20 points, 63-43. Heo Woong and Chung Chang-young (11 points, 6 assists) were both in double figures after the second quarter.카지노사이트

The flow of the game didn’t change in the second half. Samsung rallied behind Kofi Coburn (18 points) and Lee Jeong-hyun (19 points), but KCC, which also got contributions from backup shooter Lee Geun-hwi (12 points), held on for the win with a steady stream of points from inside and outside the arc.

In Jamsil, Seoul SK held off Suwon KT in a tightly contested game, winning 85-80 for their second straight opening win. SK, which had defeated Anyang Jeonggwanjang 89-74 in the official opening game the previous day (Nov. 21), got solid performances from its starters, including Jamil Warney (26 points, 13 rebounds), Heo Il-young (15 points, three 3-pointers) and Oh Jae-hyun (11 points, three 3-pointers), to hold off a late charge from KT, which was led by Ha Yoon-ki (22 points, 11 rebounds). KT, which defeated Changwon LG 71-66 the day before, improved to 1-1.

In Goyang, the youngest club in the league, Sono, started well but fell to Wonju DB 89-110. DB was led by a triple-double performance from Dedrick Lawson (23 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists) and supported by five domestic players in double figures, including Choi Seung-wook (20 points). DB head coach Kim Joo-sung tasted his first win in his official head coaching debut. SONO was stung by the loss of starting guard Lee Jung-hyun (7 points) to the opposing defense.


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