Suwon KT extended its winning streak to four games after defeating Busan KCC in a battle of professional basketball’s top star siblings on New Year’s Day.
KT defeated KCC 83-80 on New Year’s Day in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season at the KT Arena in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province.
With its fourth straight win, KT moved into a tie for third place with Changwon LG (18-9).
The gap between them and leader Wonju DB (23-5) is four and a half games. 카지노사이트킹
Meanwhile, fifth-ranked KCC (13 points), who are looking to break into the top half of the table,
seem to have run out of steam after a seven-game winning streak and lost back-to-back games against KT.
The gap between them and sixth-place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis (13-14) has also been cut to a game and a half.
KT defeated KCC 98-83 in their last meeting at the same venue on March 30.
The game, which was billed as a “sibling rivalry” between Heo Woong (KCC) and Heo Hoon (KT),
drew a sellout crowd of 3,574.
The previous matchup drew 3,563 fans, making it back-to-back sellouts for the two teams.
He’s one of the most popular stars in professional basketball.
In this season’s All-Star fan voting, Heo was the top vote-getter (166,616) and Heo Hoon was second (141,655).
After building a 14-point lead early in the second quarter through strong pressure defense, KT struggled from there, losing the height advantage.
Outrebounded 26-13 in the first half alone,
KCC was threatened by the ejection of star forward Choi Jun-yong for his fourth foul at the end of the second quarter.
However, Laguna scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in the third quarter alone,
attacking KT’s weaknesses under the basket with a team centered around foreign forward Paris Bass,
and took a 65-61 lead into the fourth quarter.
Overturning KT’s rebounding disadvantage was rookie Moon Jung-hyun, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
Moon scored five points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to go along with three offensive rebounds for a 72-67 lead.
Bass, who took over the baton, hit a mid-range shot followed by a three-pointer to extend the lead to eight points with just over three minutes left in the game.
Playing with a face shield after being diagnosed with a broken nose,
“Little Brother” Heo Hoon was limited to six points but did his part on defense with four steals.
“Big brother” Heo finished with seven points and nine assists.
Bass was the “real star” of the sibling showdown,
exploding for 44 points and nine rebounds on his own. 카지노사이트 백링크
For KCC, Ragan-ah led the way with 23 points and 15 rebounds.