With Heo Hoon joining the team after completing his military service and Ha Yoon-ki returning from injury, professional basketball’s Suwon KT cruised to a six-game winning streak.
KT defeated Goyang Sono 86-81 in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season at the Suwon KT Arena in Gyeonggi Province on Friday.
With its sixth straight win, 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, 안전카지노사이트 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 and Lee Jung-hyun, also led the team’s offense with 22 points.
While Lee committed four mistakes in the first quarter and was held to just 12 points, Heo Hoon scored fast break points against Lee to break his opponent’s spirit.
In particular, he quickly drove to the basket for a layup with 54 seconds left in the game after trailing 82-81.
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 did not play Lee Won-seok, the team’s longest center (207 cm), in the first quarter.
That allowed Yang Hong-seok to take advantage of the loose ends, scoring 12 points and grabbing 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 that category among professional basketball players. 카지노사이트