‘2nd place’ LG, ‘1st place’ KGC caught and saved the championship embers

2nd place took 1st place. The championship race is not over.

Changwon LG beat Anyang KGC 76-75 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular season round 6 away game held at Anyang Gymnasium at 7:00 pm on the 16th.

If 2nd place LG lost, 1st place KGC’s magic number would have been 2 games. However, as a result of this day’s match, KGC needs to win 4 more times to win the league on its own.

LG also widened the gap with 3rd place Seoul SK by 2 games. The immediate goal is to go straight to the playoffs in the quarterfinals, but the mindset is that it will go up to first place depending on the situation.

Assam Marey dominated the net with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Lee Jae-do contributed 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, and Jung Hee-jae helped the team win with 11 points and 3 assists.

KGC has Omari Spellman back from injury. However, this time KGC Darryl Monroe left due to calf pain. Spellman scored 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists, and Se-geun Oh scored 16 points and 5 rebounds, but swallowed regret.

The points emphasized by LG coach Cho Sang-hyun before the game were realized. Coach Cho Sang-hyun said, “I told (the players) to catch the defense first. Looking at the games we lost to KGC, the defense collapsed first.” “We will make the ball pressure stronger than before.”

LG players sprinkled ashes on KGC’s offense with many deflections, steals, and blocked shots. Defensive success led to a quick attack. Whether it was a breakthrough or 3 points, he actively took the early offense. The scene where Justin Gutang steals Spellman’s ball at the end of the second quarter and finishes it with a reverse two-handed dunk was the highlight of the game. 토토사이트

The bench battle was also dominated by LG. In the bench section where Lee Kwan-hee and Gutang appeared, there was no difference in performance from the main players. On the other hand, KGC’s overall team firepower declined as the spellman was blocked.

In the third quarter, KGC caught up. The start was Moon Seong-gon’s offensive rebound. At the end of the third quarter, Park Ji-hoon, who received an offensive rebound from Moon Sung-gon and a screen assist from Yang Hee-jong, scored three points. Park Ji-hoon, who gained momentum, scored 5 consecutive points with breakthrough points despite the ensuing attack. Scores narrowed in an instant.

When LG ran away, KGC pursued. With 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter, the score was 71-70 LG with a slight lead.

The solution to the clutch situation was Lee Jae-do. With 1 minute and 6 seconds left in the game, he scored 3 runs to make it 76-72. KGC was hit hard by Lens Abando missing a layup in the last attack, a turnaround opportunity.