Jeonju KCC defeated Seoul SK and escaped from a 4-game losing streak.
KCC won 73-68 with Laguna (22 points, 15 rebounds) in a home game against SK in the 5th round of the regular league of the ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball’ held at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 23rd.
With this victory, KCC, which escaped from the mire of four consecutive losses, climbed to 6th place with a record of 18 wins and 24 losses for the season. SK, whose winning streak stopped at ‘4’ and became 27-18, lost 3rd place to Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and fell to 4th place.
From the first quarter, the two teams fought a tight battle with strong defense. KCC succeeded in overpowering the opponent’s main gun, Jamil Warney (14 points, 8 rebounds), with 4 points. In the attack, Laguna alone scored 9 points. SK failed to score consecutively at the beginning of the first quarter, but Choi Boo-gyeong (12 points) led the attack, and Choi Seong-won’s 3-point shot ended the first quarter with a score of 16-16.
SK ran away with an offensive in the second quarter. Instead of Warney, Leon Williams was put in to make a difference. In addition, domestic players began to lead the attack, with Choi Bu-gyeong, who played a big role from the first quarter, scoring 6 points and Heo Il-yeong scoring 6 points. 바카라
KCC finished the first half with a score of 29-37, and there was another feeling of uneasiness. However, the returning ace saved the team from the crisis. Lee Seung-hyun (16 points, 5 assists), who brushed off an elbow injury, flew with 12 points in the third quarter alone, and when Laguna even hit a 3-point shot, KCC overturned the score to 55-48.
KCC faced a brief crisis in the 4th quarter. SK went in pursuit with Warney and Kim Seon-hyung (20 points, 8 assists) at the forefront. Kim Seon-hyung scored 7 points by making two 3-point shots in the 4th quarter alone, and Warney also scored 7 points by making 1 3-point shot.
However, KCC had another hero. Jeong Chang-young (18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals) terribly dug under the opponent’s goal and scored 8 points in an instant. Chung Chang-young even made a decisive steal in the second half of the 4th quarter, quelling SK’s pursuit. KCC, which scored double digits with Chang-Young Jeong, Seung-Hyun Lee, and Gun-Ah La, escaped from a 4-game losing streak.