Professional basketball Suwon kt defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation and started to escape from the lower ranks.
kt beat Korea Gas Corporation 88-84 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league home game held at Suwon KT Arena on the 31st.
With this, kt recorded 16 wins and 20 losses alongside Wonju DB and Jeonju KCC, which lost to Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation on the same day, and moved up to 6th place.
Jarrod Jones posted 23 points and 9 rebounds, Jung Sung-woo scored 22 points and 5 assists, and Yoon-gi Ha played his part with 16 points and 6 rebounds.
On the other hand, KOGAS, which had been sluggish with 3 consecutive losses, including losing the previous 2 games in a row after extended play, failed to win its 4th game and stayed in 9th place (13 wins, 23 losses).
While Lee Dae-heon was sidelined due to a suspected microfracture of his ribs, Lee Dae-seong scored 22 points and Murphy Holloway 21 points and 13 rebounds, but they failed to escape the losing streak.
After a close battle of exchanging leads 12 times in the first half alone, kt finished the second quarter 43-40.
4.1 seconds before the end of the quarter, when the two teams faced each other 40-40, Jung Sung-woo scored a quick break followed by a free throw from an opponent’s foul, taking a slight lead.
In the 3rd quarter, kt gave the flow to the gas corporation without running away further.
KOGAS balanced with Jeon Hyun-woo’s 3-pointer in the middle of the quarter, falling behind 54-57, and reversed it with Shin Seung-min’s 3-point shot 1 minute 49 seconds before the end of the quarter, which was 59-61.
Lee Dae-sung and Jeon Hyeon-woo scored, and KOGAS made it 66-65.
However, in the end, in the 4th quarter, kt took the win again.
In the middle of the quarter, Jones scored a pass from Ha Yoon-ki, and kt reversed the score 76-75, opening a gap little by little with Kim Dong-wook and Ha Yoon-ki scoring.
Gas Corporation did not give up and pursued, but 6 seconds before the end of the game, Jones added 2 points with a free throw, and kt completed the victory by 4 points.
In the away game against KCC held at Jeonju Gymnasium, Ginseng Corporation won 83-81 thanks to Byun Jun-hyung’s final shot, and secured the lead (25-11) 안전놀이터 with two consecutive victories.
Ginseng Corporation, which seemed to be playing the game easily with a 30-14 lead in the first quarter, failed to maintain its momentum by allowing KCC to chase from the second quarter.
Ginseng Corporation scored a total of 15 points in the second quarter, but KCC closed the gap to 43-45 by scoring 29 points, including Ronde Hollis Jefferson alone scoring 15 points.
In the third quarter, after a seesaw game, KCC took the lead.
In the second half of the quarter, when the two teams tied the score at 58-58, Jefferson’s free throw gave KCC the lead, and Jung Chang-young’s two points made it 61-58.
In the 4th quarter, the ups and downs continued, but it was Ginseng Corporation that smiled at the end.
18 seconds before the end of the game, when Ginseng Corporation was behind 80-81, Byun Jun-hyung fired a reverse shot from under the goal, adding 1 point with a free throw to seal the victory.
In Ginseng Corporation, Omari Spellman recorded 34 points and 11 rebounds, and Moon Seong-gon (12 points) and Byun Jun-hyung (11 points and 8 assists) contributed.
In KCC, Jefferson (37 points, 11 rebounds) and Jeong Chang-yeong (12 points, 12 rebounds) recorded double doubles, but fell into a five-game losing streak.