Changwon LG, which ranked second in professional basketball, continued to compete for the lead with a winning streak again.
LG defeated Suwon KT 81-80 in the 2022-2023 professional basketball away game held at Suwon KT Sonicboom Arena on the 29th.
LG, which stopped on the 24th against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis after running 4 consecutive wins, won 2 consecutive wins again. Leading KGC Ginseng Corporation also defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 87-85 at the end of an extended battle, and LG maintained a two-game gap with Ginseng Corporation.
Lee Jae-do led the attack with 19 points, 스포츠토토 5 rebounds and 5 assists along with Asem Marey (22 points and 9 rebounds), and Lee Kwan-hee scored 9 points with 3 important 3-pointers. Jeong Hee-jae played a key role in the victory with 11 points and 5 rebounds, including the last winning shot.
The rebound decided the game.
LG took a 28-24 lead in the first quarter, but completely gave up the goal to KT in the second quarter. In a rebound fight that was 7-8 in the first quarter, it was pushed back 10-14 in the second quarter and allowed a comeback to 43-47.
The battle broke out in earnest in the third quarter. LG started with Lee Kwan-hee’s 3-point shot in the 3rd quarter 43-49 and followed it to 48-49, then reversed it again with Lee Jae-do’s 3-point shot 52-53. Lee Jae-do, who was silent in the second quarter after scoring 6 points in the first quarter, raised the atmosphere by shooting 11 points only in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, which started with a score of 65-65, the last offensive rebound split the game.
If KT ran away, the seesaw game continued with LG following. In the second half, LG turned around, but with 1 minute and 20 seconds left, KT seemed to take the mood as it turned 80-79 with Yang Hong-seok’s three free throws.
However, LG focused until the end. With 4.8 seconds left in the game, Lee Kwan-hee’s 3-point shot failed, and Jeong Hee-jae, who had been struggling under the goal, bounced up. LG turned the ball back into the rim and scored, 81-80. LG took the victory as KT was unable to see the match in the remaining 4 seconds after the operation time.
In Anyang, KGC Ginseng Corporation trailed 75-76 with 0.8 seconds left at the end of the 4th quarter, and Daryl Monroe scored a foul free throw to take the game into overtime. KGC, trailing 83-85, came from behind with a tying shot by Byun Jun-hyeong (26 points) 42 seconds before the end and an under-the-goal shot by Monroe (14 points) 2 seconds before the end. Ulsan Hyundai Mobis held Seoul SK 79-65 at home and won 5 consecutive wins, securing 3rd place with 22 wins and 14 losses.