KCC changed a lot when “Spring Basketball” opened

They beat SK in the first round of the semifinal playoff

Professional basketball Busan KCC announced the opening of “Spring Basketball” with a hot victory.

KCC beat Seoul SK 81-63 in the first round of the 2023-2024 professional basketball postseason playoff (three wins out of five) held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 4th.

In professional basketball history, the team that won the first round of the semifinals reached the semifinals 48 times out of 52 times, with a 92.3% probability.

KCC, who overwhelmed SK with luxurious members… Right, “Super Team”

The first quarter was fierce. When SK scored with Jamil Warney’s 3-pointer, KCC also countered with Ra Gun-ah’s external shot. Ahn Young-joon made consecutive 3-pointers to run away, but the team managed to lead 19-18 as KCC chased him with Heo Woong’s 3-pointer and Ra Gun-ah’s dunk.

KCC started the game from the second quarter. It blocked the SK scorer Warnie with its thorough cooperative defense, and Alize DeShawn Johnson took control of the rebound.

KCC, which set the tone with Heo Woong’s three-point shot, ran away with consecutive points from Jung Chang-young and Johnson, and at the end of the second quarter, Choi Jun-yong’s fieldwork and Song Kyo-chang’s outfielder burst to end the first half 41-34.

From the third quarter, KCC’s fast basketball game began in earnest. All players rushed toward the SK court whenever they caught the ball, and Heo Woong and Ra Gunah scored as they exchanged sharp passes, widening the gap to 61-45.

KCC, which gained the upper hand, poured cold water on SK’s pursuit as Song Kyo-chang and Heo Woong’s three-point shots exploded at the start of the fourth quarter. In the end, SK invited Warnie to the bench with about five minutes left in the game, effectively raising the white flag.

KCC, who never won SK in spring, will it be different this year

KCC recruited Choi Jun-yong, who became a free agent from SK this season, to Heo Woong, Lee Seung-hyun, and Ra Gun-ah. Song joined the team after completing military service, and even brought in top-notch foreign player Johnson, which was called a “super team.”

However, KCC, which had a poor organization due to injuries to some players, lost face as it finished fifth with 30 wins and 24 losses in the regular league, contrary to expectations that it was a strong favorite.

Coach Jeon Chang-jin organized his team’s lineup ahead of the postseason, and led the team’s first game with SK to an unexpected 18-point victory. Unlike last season, when KCC relied on key players, KCC arranged physical stamina by using replacement cards properly.

Heo Woong scored 19 points, the most among the two teams, by scoring three three-point shots, while Ra Gun-ah had 17 points and seven rebounds while blocking Warnie. Song also had double-digit points with 13 points and nine rebounds, including a three-point shot. Choi only had seven points and four assists, but he led the attack with vigorous activity and fast pass.

KCC, which has faced SK five times in the postseason so far, but has never won a series, had a chance to eliminate SK for the first time.

On the other hand, SK had only 14 points, less than usual, as Wony was blocked by KCC’s defense. Oh also had four points and Choi Boo-kyung had no point, and sought to turn the game around with a three-point shot, but had a success rate of only 22 percent with 27 to make six.

Attention is focusing on whether KCC, which has gained the upper hand, will enter the second game on the 6th, or SK will fight back. 메이저 토토사이트