3/4Q Spellman revived KGC, holding onto Gas Corporation and cruising toward winning the ‘Wire to Wire’

Anyang KGC has only two consecutive losses in the regular league of the ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball’. Only lost 2 times in a row. As much as that, he is steadily accumulating multipliers and running to the top, challenging to win the ‘Wire to Wire’. In the home game against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation at Anyang Gymnasium on the 26th, a crisis of 2 consecutive losses came for the 4th time of the season, but they showed concentration in the 3rd and 4th quarters and eventually added 1 win.

KGC won 73-64, thanks to the even performance of key players such as Omari Spellman, who recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds, including three 3-pointers. KGC with 34 wins and 12 losses widened the gap to 2nd place Changwon LG (28 wins and 15 losses) by 4.5 games. On the other hand, 9th place KOGAS (15-29), which finished its 2-game winning streak, was 4.5 games away from 6th place Jeonju KCC (19-24), the final line for advancing to the playoffs.메이저놀이터

The visiting team, KOGAS played the game better. Gas Corporation showed good performance in the 1st quarter with internal and external attacks. The centerpiece was tall forward Lee Dae-heon (22 points, 4 rebounds). Lee Dae-heon scored 8 points in the first quarter to give KOGAS a 22-19 lead. Gas Corporation allowed a turnaround at 28-29 in the middle of the second quarter, but immediately regained the lead, widening the gap to 36-31 at halftime. It was rather disappointing that it was 5 points. Gas Corporation got 8 free throws in the 2nd quarter alone, but only 4 were successful. A missed opportunity to widen the lead.

Eventually, this became the reason. In the 3rd quarter, KOGAS struggled with KGC’s pursuit of Spellman’s 3rd store in earnest. After allowing the score to be tied at 44-44 in the middle of the second quarter, KOGAS took a breather with Lee Dae-seong (10 points) on the attack after the operation time. However, it was not easy to block the flaming attack of the home team, KGC, which increased its momentum. In the 2nd quarter at the end of the 3rd quarter, Joon-Won Jeong (4 points) and Se-Geun Oh (18 points, 7 rebounds) scored consecutively at 52-52, and entered the 4th quarter with a gap of 54-58, 4 points behind.

KGC, which completely turned the tide, started the 4th quarter with Jung Joon-won’s 2 points, followed by Spellman’s attack under the goal and an additional free throw, leading to a 63-54, 9-point lead. Even after that, KGC won with even scores such as Byun Jun-hyung (18 points, 7 assists) and Moon Seong-gon (5 points, 10 rebounds).

Meanwhile, KGC will depart for Japan on the 27th to participate in the East Asian Super League (EASL) Super Week, which opens on March 1st. KGC, which belongs to Group B, will play the group stage against Taipei Fubon Braves (Taiwan) on March 1st and San Miguel Beermen (Philippines) on March 4th.

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