Professional basketball’s Wonju DB extended its lead in the standings with a second straight win over Busan KCC. DB, led by head coach Kim Joo-sung, won 87-85 at home against KCC in the 2023-2024 season at 현금홀덤사이트 Wonju General Gymnasium on Thursday. After failing to win their opening eight games in a row, DB (9-1) started their winning streak again and consolidated their position at the top of the standings. “We struggled with the opponent’s tough basketball, but we didn’t lose our focus until the end,” Kim said with a smile. On the other hand, eighth-ranked KCC (2-5), dubbed the KBL’s super team, lost four straight games, diminishing its status as a favorite.
DB, which is shaking up the professional basketball landscape this year, has a strong ‘backbone’. Even if they lose the lead, they often turn the game around with a powerful scoring offense. DB came back from an 18-point deficit in their first meeting with KCC on March 28, and today’s rematch was no different.
DB fell behind 8-15 early in the game as Choi Jun-yong (17 points) returned from injury, but captain Kang Sang-jae (25 points) and Lee Sun Albano (17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists) put on an evenly matched scoring show to pull away.
With the score tied 44-44 at the end of the first half, DB began to chip away at the deficit with three-pointers from Kang, Alvano, and Choi Seung-wook (12 points). DB’s fast-paced offense, rather than their height, worked in their favor. KCC, whose starting lineup can only be composed of national team players, took advantage of their thin bench.
DB took advantage of a tired KCC and easily scored in the decisive fourth quarter. Park In-woong (3 points), who is establishing himself as a fourth quarter hero, was responsible for the decisive shot. Park hit a three-pointer with 1:07 left in the fourth quarter to make it 82-77. DB gave up two last-second three-pointers to KCC’s Heo Woong (18 points) on the ensuing possession to cut the deficit to two, but Dedrick Lawson’s (20 points, 12 rebounds) composure kept them in the game. Lawson’s two free throws with 11.4 seconds left in the game hit the rim to seal the victory.
Second-ranked Anyang (7-3) ran its winning streak to five games with an 81-63 victory over Seoul Samsung. Samsung (2-8), which lost its sixth straight, remained in ninth place.