‘Choi Jun-yong is alive!’ KCC beat KT of ’33 points Heo Woong’ for 2 consecutive wins… 1 win left until becoming the champion

May 4, 2024 | by

Professional basketball Busan KCC won two consecutive games against Suwon KT on its home turf, leaving only one win to become the champion for the first time in 13 years.

KCC beat KT 96-90 in Game 4 of the 2023-2024 professional basketball championship game (four wins out of seven) held at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan on the 3rd.

KCC, which secured victory, secured 100 percent chance to win the championship with just one win left to win the championship with three wins and one loss overall. All 10 teams that had been leading the championship with three wins and one loss until the fourth round of championship matches have all risen to the top.

If KCC wins one more game, it will also make history for the first time for a team ranking fifth in the regular league to become the champion. On the other hand, KT is burdened with winning all three remaining games.

On this day, KCC revived Choi Jun-yong, who had been quiet in the playoffs compared to the regular league, as he scored 24 points, the most in the team, including four three-point shots, while Ra Gun-ah (19 points), Huh Woong (14 points) and Lee Seung-hyun (11 points) also helped the team win with double-digit points.

KT’s Huh Hoon played full-time again on the day following the third game, with 33 points, including five three-point shots, and Paris Bath 23 points, but failed to prevent defeat.

At the beginning of the game, KCC seemed to take a 4-0 lead, but KT succeeded in turning it around with three points from Bath and Moon Sung-gon. While KCC’s attack faltered afterwards, KT tied up the scores of Moon Sung-gon, Han Hee-won and Jung Sung-woo to lead 28-19 to close the first quarter. 안전놀이터

KT continued to take the lead in the second quarter. KT opened the scoring after Hur Hoon’s breakthrough. Then, KCC countered with Hur Woong’s free throw. However, KT scored points by scoring Hur Hoon and Michael Eric at the end of the quarter, and finished the first half 48-40.

By the third quarter, KCC, which had been in full swing, staged a big counterattack. After Song Kyo-chang’s free throw, KCC closely followed 50-52 as Ra Gun-ah’s three-point shot was hit. After the operation time, Epistola and Choi Jun-yong’s three-point shooting led KCC to take the lead, completely reversing the mood of the game by making 77-66.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, KCC was 81-68 thanks to Ra Gun-ah’s Song Kyo-chang, and the game seemed to be decided. However, KT started chasing after Han Hee-won’s three-point shot, and Heo Hoon’s three-point shot, free throw, and Moon Sung-gon’s three-point shot with about four minutes left in the game ended, narrowing the gap by two points in an instant.

However, KCC’s two-game winning streak was cemented by Ra Gun-ah’s tenacious goal under the basket, Lee Ho-hyun’s jumper, and Choi Jun-yong’s three-point shots.

Meanwhile, the final tally of 11,217 spectators entered Sajik Gymnasium on the same day, breaking the record for the most spectators in the season by surpassing the record of the last 3rd game (10,496).


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