The result of missing just one in the precious free throw opportunity that came at the end of the game came as a painful defeat. Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, the leader in professional basketball, lost to Seoul SK and could not get out of the recent bad trend.
KGC lost 81-82, 1 point in the home game against SKT Adot Professional Basketball 2022-2023 held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 18th. KGC, which stayed at 16 wins (7 losses), kept its lead, but it is showing a bad trend with 1 win and 3 losses in the last 4 games. The gap with second place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis (13 wins and 8 losses), which had no games on the day, was also reduced to two games. On the other hand, SK, which has reached the heights of 12 wins (11 losses), won against all clubs for the second time this season following KGC.
The game unfolded in an unknown way until just before the end. With 12 seconds left in the game, SK ran away with Choi Jun-yong’s score 82-79 and seemed to decide the game. However, with 4.4 seconds left in the game, SK Heo Il-yeong fouled KGC Lens Abando, who was attempting a 3-point shot, and gave up 3 free throws.
If all three free throws were made, the score would be tied and the odds of going into overtime were high. Abando made the first two free throws and seemed to take the game into overtime. However, he missed the third pitch, and Choi Jun-yong rebounded it, putting an end to the intense game. 토토
Abando made a big success on the day, scoring 30 points, including five 3-pointers, but missed one last free throw and lowered his head. In SK, Warney played a double-double with 32 points and 12 rebounds, Choi Jun-yong added 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Heo Il-young added 15 points to support the back.
In Daegu, away team Wonju DB defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 111-80. KOGAS, which has participated in the professional basketball league since last season, was winning all 8 games against DB, but lost to DB for the first time since its founding on this day. DB, who won 9 wins (13 losses), tied for 7th place with Jeonju KCC and Seoul Samsung.
Doo Kyung-min, who played for Korea Gas Corporation until last season and transferred to DB after gaining qualification as a free agent (FA) after the season, led the team to victory by scoring 43 points, including 9 3-pointers. The 43 points is the highest individual score in a game this season, surpassing the 37 points Warney recorded in the Seoul Samsung match on the 6th. The nine 3-point shots are also the most in a game this season, exceeding the 8 achieved by Seong-Hyun Jeon and Warney.
In the showdown between Changwon LG and Goyang Carrot, which drew attention as a match between the joint 3rd place teams, LG won 79-73 and won 13 wins (9 losses), becoming the sole 3rd place. Asem Marey (14 points, 14 rebounds) and Kim Jun-il (14 points, 8 rebounds) led the team’s attack and became the main players in the victory. Carrot Jeon Seong-hyun scored 21 points and scored 20 points in 6 consecutive games, but the team lost and the light faded.