Byun Jun-hyeong, the signboard guard who leads the leading run of professional basketball Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, showed strength from the beginning. He led the atmosphere by being involved in 11 of the team’s first 13 points with his sensational breakthrough and assist ability.
The momentum of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis against the No. 1 team on a 6-game winning streak was also formidable. The guards took good care of Center Gage Prim’s opportunity, and Prim scored 12 points in the first quarter without failing to shoot.
The 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball KGC Ginseng Corporation and Hyundai Mobis’ 1st-3rd place confrontation held at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the afternoon of the 11th was unusual from the beginning. A huge firefight ensued.
KGC Ginseng Corporation, which inspires confidence in all players in an autonomous atmosphere, was a very solid team. Not only the key players, but also those who come off the bench, such as Park Ji-hoon, Bae Byung-jun, and Jeong Jun-won, put pressure on the opponent’s defense by boldly playing when the opportunity comes.
Hyundai Mobis was also not easy. In the second quarter, Ronjay Avarientos led the attack, Jang Jae-seok from the bottom of the goal, and rookie guard Kim Tae-wan from the perimeter. In particular, Kim Tae-wan, who has recently been favored because of his good defense even at a young age, showed considerable confidence in the open 3-point shot opportunity.
Hyundai Mobis finished the first half with a 54-54 lead. In the middle of the third quarter, Hyundai Mobis widened the score gap to double digits as the transition attack, which has been emphasized this season, revived.
Then, KGC Ginseng Corporation confronted with the performance of Omari Spellman and Oh Se-geun. In particular, Oh Se-geun skillfully found scoring opportunities with concise movements going back and forth and boasted a high probability of attack.
Kgc Ginseng Corporation flipped the score to 71-69 and finished the 3rd quarter.
And the beginning of the fourth quarter was the time of veteran Yang Hee-jong.
Yang Hee-jong fueled the team’s firepower with a left-handed layup and 3-point shot, and on the defensive court, he showed off his seasoned beauty by leading Avarientos to charge.
Byun Jun-hyung’s fantastic pass, which came 7 minutes and 6 seconds before the end of the 4th quarter, made the atmosphere in the crowd climax.
It was the first attack after Hyundai Mobis switched to a 3-2 form of regional defense. When Byun Jun-hyung caught the ball from the top, Spellman took the opportunity to open at 45 degrees to the left. Hyundai Mobis also saw this and responded.
At that moment, Byun Jun-hyung pretended to pass to Spellman and passed the ball to Bae Byung-jun on the left baseline. Hyundai Mobis’ 토토사이트defense was completely fooled, and Bae Byeong-jun made a 3-point shot to open the score to 82-71.
If it was a normal team, it would have lost momentum and completely collapsed.
Hyundai Mobis was different. With Lee Woo-seok’s bold breakthrough, Ham Ji-hoon’s 3-point play under the goal, and Avarientos’ transition 3-point shot, he scored 10 consecutive points and narrowed the gap to 1 point.
At the moment of crisis, a solver appeared at KGC Ginseng Corporation. It was guard Park Ji-hoon, whom manager Kim Sang-shik mentioned about his clutch ability before the game.
Coach Kim Sang-shik said, “I definitely improved after that. I think I’ve gained more time. I don’t play in a hurry in the game,” referring to the Goyang Carrot match in December last year, when Park Ji-hoon led a come-from-behind victory with a buzzer beater and a last-minute performance.
His words were like prophecies. Park Ji-hoon fired a baseline 3-point shot at the match, where he was chased by 1 point, and then assisted Spellman’s 3-point shot.
With the help of Byun Jun-hyung, Spellman hit another 3-point shot, and the score opened, and the game was virtually decided.
KGC Ginseng Corporation defeated Hyundai Mobis 95-83 at the end of a close battle and sprinted for 7 consecutive wins, firmly keeping the lead alone.
Byun Jun-hyeong played an active role with 18 points and 9 assists, and Spellman recorded 25 points and 14 rebounds. Oh Se-geun contributed to the team’s victory by scoring 17 points in less than 20 minutes.
On this day, Park Ji-hoon, who was moderated in the match, recorded 7 points and 4 assists. In Hyundai Mobis, Prim struggled with 24 points and 17 rebounds, but could not prevent the team from losing.