‘Unstoppable 3-game winning streak’ KCC advances to best-of-four PO with 99:72 win over SK…will face DB

Busan KCC has advanced to the best-of-four playoffs with a dominant third straight win over Seoul SK.

KCC defeated SK 97-77 in the third game of the best-of-five best-of-seven (PO) quarterfinals of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association (KBA) at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on Monday.

After winning Game 1 81-63 and Game 2 99-72, KCC once again won by a large margin and headed to the quarterfinals in high spirits, boasting a “super team” that includes Heo Woong, Choi Joon-yong, Song Kyo-chang, 카지노사이트 and Ra Gun-ah, among others.

KCC reached the quarterfinal POs for the third time in three years after the 2020-2021 season, when they were runners-up.

KCC’s opponent in the championship match will be regular season champion Wonju DB, and the first leg of the match will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Wonju General Gymnasium.

In the regular season, KCC was clearly outclassed by DB, winning one game and losing five.

Fourth-ranked SK was completely outgunned by the firepower of fifth-ranked KCC, ending their challenge to become champions for the first time in two years after the 2021-2022 season early.

KCC, who returned home with two wins in enemy territory, were on fire from the start. From Choi Jun-yong (3), Alize DeShawn Johnson (3), and Lee Geun-hwi (1) to Lee Geun-hwi (1), the team lit up the perimeter, hitting three-pointers at the rim.

In the first half, 11 of KCC’s 19 three-pointers hit the rim. That’s a whopping 58% success rate.

Under the basket, SK‘s big man Jamil Warney was not able to gain a clear advantage against KCC’s Lagunar.

Warney looked out of sorts, picking up his third foul midway through the second quarter, while Laguna looked rejuvenated, scoring four points and grabbing five rebounds in the first quarter alone.

After finishing the first half with a 27-point lead, 61-34, KCC continued its ‘bombing’ in the third quarter. With eight minutes left in the third quarter, Choi Jun-yong’s bank shot off an assist from Song Kyo-chang hit the rim to extend the gap to 31 points.

Refusing to give up, SK tightened the reins of the chase, led by Warney, who scored 13 points in the third quarter, and extended the lead to 14 points midway through the fourth quarter.

KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin brought in the rested Ragan-ah to help in the rebounding battle, and the gap widened again.

Choi Jun-yong led the way with a team-high 24 points, including three three-pointers.

Laguna added 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Johnson chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds, including three three-pointers.

For SK, Warney scored a game-high 26 points, but came up short in the loss. Kim Sun-hyung also chipped in with 15 points, including three three-pointers, and grabbed five rebounds.

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