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Suwon KT kept its chances of a direct playoff berth alive with a hard-fought victory over Daegu KOGAS.

KT defeated KOGAS 85-81 in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season at Suwon KT Arena on Wednesday. KT remained in third place with a 32-19 record, closing the gap on second-place Changwon LG to two games and keeping its hopes of a direct playoff berth alive. However, if LG defeats the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis on Thursday, it will clinch the fourth playoff spot. KOGAS, which lost its third straight game, 먹튀검증 remained in seventh place with 20 wins and 32 losses.

KT overcame an early deficit in the third quarter thanks to Ha Yoon-ki’s basket, and Moon Sung-gon’s three-pointer sparked a comeback, but KOGAS traded baskets and couldn’t get away, taking a 60-59 lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, KT continued to battle hard, scoring seven straight points, including a three-pointer by Heo Hoon with 6:24 left in the game to regain the lead, and a fastbreak layup by Ha Yoon-ki with 2:41 left in the game to extend the lead to eight points.

However, back-to-back three-pointers by KOGAS’ Yeom Yoo-seong and Shin Seung-min and a basket by Duvan Maxwell with 33.7 seconds left in the game cut the deficit back to two. However, Heo Hoon missed two free throws with 6.7 seconds left, but Ha Yoon-ki’s tip-in sealed the game. KT’s Paris Bass recorded a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Ha Yoon-ki with 21 points and Heo Hoon with 16 points. KOGAS was led by Andrew Nicholson with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

At Jamsil Student Gymnasium, Seoul SK defeated Seoul Samsung 84-75 in the “S-Derby” to extend Samsung’s winning streak to 11 games. Fourth-ranked SK, which had lost three straight, improved to 30-21 and maintained a two-game lead over third-place KT. Jamil Warney continued his consistent play with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while Kim Sun-hyung (15 points) scored the decisive points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Samsung.

At the Wonju General Gymnasium, Anyang Jungkwanjang cruised to a 96-68 victory over regular-season champion Wonju DB. Six players scored in double figures, led by Jamil Wilson’s 16 points and Park Ji-hoon’s 19 points.

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