Professional basketball team Changwon LG defeated Suwon KT to extend its winning streak to five games. The team became the second team after Wonju DB to win against a former club, reigniting the race for the top spot.
LG defeated KT 84-76 in a home game of the 2023-24 regular season at Changwon Gymnasium in 안전카지노사이트 Gyeongnam Province on Monday.
With the win, LG extended its winning streak to five games and its home winning streak to eight, becoming the second team to beat its former club after Wonju DB. It is the first in the opening 19 games.
LG, which won its fifth straight game and 14th in a row (5-0), cut the gap to two games over leader DB (16-3). After losing their opening three games in a row, they are 14-2 in their last 16 games.
KT, on the other hand, saw its six-game winning streak come to a halt. Their plans to overtake LG for second place also fell apart. LG is in third place with 12 wins and 6 losses.
The first half of the game was tightly contested, as both teams were on back-to-back winning streaks and fighting for second place. However, LG took the lead in the third quarter. Back-to-back three-pointers by Yoo Yoo-sang and Jeong Hee-jae with just over a minute left in the third quarter, when they led 59-49, were the deciding factor.
LG kept the momentum going in the fourth quarter. It scored five straight points, including a three-pointer by Yang Hong-seok, to extend its lead to 16 points at one point in the fourth quarter. KT tried to catch up in the final minutes of the game, but the gap between the two teams had already widened significantly.
LG Asem Marei finished with 21 points and 18 rebounds despite picking up five fouls with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Lee Jae-do chipped in with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists, Lee Kwan-hee added 15 points, including three three-pointers, and Yang Hong-seok made his presence felt with 10 points and six rebounds for host KT.
KT was led by Paris Bass’ 21 points and nine rebounds and Heo Hoon’s 18 assists, but the rest of the team was held to single digits.
The Ulsan Hyundai Mobis moved into a tie for fifth place with a 93-78 victory over the Anyang Jungkwanjang in Ulsan. The Mobis have now won three of their nine games this season. With the win, they also moved into a tie for fifth place with Jung Kwanjang with a 9-10 record.
Mobis jumped out to a comfortable 30-20 lead in the first quarter, then extended the gap in the second to book the win early with a 56-34 halftime lead. Never losing their focus in the second half, Mobis closed out a 15-point victory to send their home fans home happy.
Mobis was led by Kebe Aluma with 21 points and four rebounds, Gage Prim with 17 points and eight rebounds, and Jang Jae-seok and Kim Kook-chan with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Chung had to settle for 17 points and seven rebounds from Lens Abando, but Omari Spellman shot just 33.3 percent from the field. The loss snapped a six-game losing streak and a five-game winning streak.