KCC has managed to rebound by recording 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games.

Jeonju KCC won 92-80 against Anyang KGC in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular season held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 15th.

KCC was selected as the main character of this off-season. Many players recruited Heo Woong (185cm, G), the biggest fish in the free agency market. And Lee Seung-hyun (197cm, F), the best big man in the league, was recruited at the same time. This is the reason why it attracted a lot of attention even though the former aces Lee Jung-hyun (193cm, G) and Song Gyo-chang (200cm, F) left the team.

However, KCC’s early season fell short of expectations. First of all, it was not possible to build a normal lineup due to injuries of players. Lee Seung-hyun was also not in normal condition after the surgery, and La Gun-ah (199cm, C) also showed shaking. As a result, they recorded 3 wins and 6 losses in the first round. In particular, they lost one after another in a close battle, and the unfortunate defeat continued.

Round 2 started like that. In the first match, they met Wonju DB and won. However, they recorded 2 wins and 4 losses in the following 6 games. They started with 5 wins and 11 losses in their first 16 games.

KCC continued to hover in the lower ranks. 메이저놀이터 KCC had a chance to rebound. On the 3rd, they met Suwon KT and won 109-88. It was the first triple-digit score of the season. After winning two games in a row, they recorded their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Afterwards, they met Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and lost unfortunately after a close match, but the situation has already gained momentum. The next opponent was KGC, the first team in the league.

And coach Jeon Chang-jin, whom we met before the game, said, “(Kim) Sang-gyu is back. It’s not in normal condition, but it will run to some extent. If Sang-gyu does as he did last season, (Lee) Seung-hyeon will be able to rest more.” In this way, KCC faced KGC as a whole.

The game between the two teams was intense from the 1st quarter to the 3rd quarter. The points were exchanged and the difference between the two teams widened and narrowed repeatedly.

KCC continued the seesaw game at the beginning of the first quarter, but lost the atmosphere by failing to score for about 3 minutes in the second half of the quarter. As a result, the atmosphere was brought back through the outside scoring in the second quarter. However, he could not control Oh Se-geun (200cm, C) in the second half of the second quarter. Oh Se-geun allowed 11 points and gave the atmosphere again. The first half ended 44-46.

KCC succeeded in running 9-0 in the early 3rd quarter thanks to the performances of Laguna and Heo Woong. In the third quarter, at one point, they led by 10 points. However, the second half of the quarter was disappointing. They conceded 10-0 runs to their opponents. However, he succeeded in gaining the upper hand by adding Lee Geun-hwi’s 3-point shot and Lee Seung-hyun’s quarter buzzer beater.

Daryl Monroe (197cm, C) and Park Ji-hoon (184cm, G) conceded points in the beginning of the 4th quarter and tied the score. However, with Park Gyeong-sang (178cm, G) and Jeong Chang-young (193cm, G) scoring, the gap widened. After that, when KCC scored, KGC followed.

4 minutes and 48 seconds before the end of the game, Byun Jun-hyung (185cm, G) conceded a goal and was chased by 79-74. However, afterward, Heo Woong’s 3-point shot and Jung Chang-young’s breakthrough goal raised the mood. Laguna’s 3-point shot 1 minute and 6 seconds before the end of the game became the key goal.

With the victory on this day, KCC recorded 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. Thanks to that, the ranking, which was at the bottom, rose to 7th place. It is KCC that participated in the mid-level fight in earnest.

The biggest feature of the current KBL is that there are only 5 games between 2nd and 10th. The difference between 6th place, which can qualify for the playoffs, and 2nd place, which is the top of the table, is only two games. The difference between 6th place and 10th place, which is the bottom, is only 3 games. If you succeed in winning a streak, you can quickly rise from 10th to 6th.

The teams that contributed the most to creating this situation were Daegu Korea Gas Corporation and Seoul SK. Korea Gas Corporation was sluggish in the first and second rounds, but it got on the mood after that and recorded 7 wins and 1 loss in the last 8 games.

SK also rebounded with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses after the return of Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F). If KCC continues its winning streak here, KBL’s ranking fight will become more intense. Can KCC, where all players have returned, rebound and influence the game in KBL?

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