“I thought it was an important match because if I lost today, there would be a hassle (in the ranking competition). I struggled in the beginning, but it went as I thought. (Clock ceremony) I couldn’t show my watch in the previous two games, Today, I was preparing to take out the watch.” (LG Lee Kwan-hee)
Professional basketball Changwon LG defeated Seoul SK in an away game and kept second place alone.
LG beat SK 75-72 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league home game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul.
LG struggled with SK’s quick attack that day and fell behind by 17 points at one point in the second quarter, but Lee Kwan-hee’s bold 3 points cut the rim one after another and narrowed the gap.
In particular, the buzzer beater Lee Kwan-hee succeeded in the middle right at the end of the second quarter was decisive. After this score, the atmosphere leaned towards LG.
Lee Kwan-hee scored 3 3 points in the 2nd quarter alone, including a buzzer beater, and LG finished the first half with a 33-40 lead.
Lee Kwan-hee performed a unique ‘clock ceremony’ by pointing to his left wrist after the buzzer beater.
Originally, it was a ceremony meant to coach Jo Sang-hyun, saying, “Please don’t leave me out in the 4th quarter,” but on this day, it was shown from the 2nd quarter.
LG, who had three consecutive wins, kept second place (23 wins, 13 losses).
The gap with 3rd place (22-14) Ulsan Hyundai Mobis is 1 win, and the gap with the leader (25-11) Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation is 2 wins.
SK, which suffered two consecutive losses, maintained 4th place (20 wins, 16 losses).
The home team SK overcame LG’s strong defense and widened the gap with fast-paced basketball with a higher gear than usual.
However, LG’s pursuit of Lee Kwan-hee, who succeeded in reversing the atmosphere, became more intense in the second half. 스포츠토토
While Asem Marey controlled SK Jamil Warney well under the LG camp goal, Lee Gwan-hee and Lim Dong-seop shot 3 points one after another, leading to a 50-52, 2-point lead at the end of the third quarter.
At the end of the 4th quarter, while SK committed turnovers one after another, LG tied the game with 3 points from Jeong Hee-jae and 3 points from Marey with 3 minutes left.
Lee Jae-do’s single breakout followed by a layup led to a 66-64 reversal.
SK, which was heavily defeated by scoring free throws due to fouls from a series of attackers, hoped to revive the hopes of a comeback by putting in 3 points by Heo Il-young to make the score 72-74, 2 points with 8 seconds left, but that was all.
Lee Kwan-hee took the lead in LG’s victory by scoring the most 20 points in the team, including 5 3 points.
Marey, who showed off his constant presence under the goal, recorded a double-double with 22 rebounds and 19 points.
In SK, except for Warney (26 points) and Kim Seon-hyung (20 points), all starting players scored in single digits.