Professional basketball team Changwon LG has extended its winning streak to four games and moved into sole possession of second place after defeating Busan KCC.

LG defeated KCC 85?81 on Sunday at Changwon Indoor Gymnasium in the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Organization (KOBO) championship game, thanks to strong performances from Yang Hong-seok and Asem Marei.

Riding a four-game winning streak, LG (13-5) moved into sole possession of second place, ahead of Suwon KT (12-5). It was also its seventh straight home win. They improved to 8-1 in the second round.

Eighth-place KCC (6-9) had its winning streak halted at two games.

Yang Hong-seok sparked the offense by hitting valuable three-pointers (three) at every turn. He finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.

‘Rebounding Machine’ Maray recorded a double-double with 22 points and 20 rebounds. With Dante Cunningham out due to injury, he single-handedly secured the paint zone. Rookie Yoo Yoo-sang also showed off his Rookie of the Year potential with 13 points, 카지노사이트넷 including three three-pointers.

For KCC, Alize Johnson (17 points) and Choi Jun-yong (15 points) split the scoring.

LG entered the fourth quarter with a 69-62 lead, but struggled with KCC’s comeback. With 3:43 left in regulation, Choi Jun-yong hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 74-75.

However, on the next possession, rookie Yoo Yoo-sang answered with a three-pointer and a seesaw game ensued.

Yang Hong-seok and Marei settled it.

With 81-78 and 17.5 seconds left in regulation, Yang Hong-seok scored two points on a cut-in play to throw cold water on KCC’s chances. Marei’s pass was outstanding.

KCC also made a last-ditch effort, with Heo hitting a three-pointer with 15.4 seconds left, but it wasn’t enough.

LG got the offensive rebound with 13.3 seconds left after Lee Jae-do made 1 of 2 free throws on an opponent’s foul maneuver. Jung Hee-jae made the free throws to seal the game.

At Dongcheon Gymnasium in Ulsan,


Seoul SK used Jamil Warney to defeat the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 78-75.

The fourth-ranked SK won its second straight game and improved to 10 (7). Hyundai Mobis (8-10) dropped to seventh place.

Warney led the way with 24 points. Kebe Aluma scored 33 points for Hyundai Mobis, but they couldn’t smile in defeat.

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