Kim Joo-seong, Wonju DB’s acting manager who took the baton in place of head coach Lee Sang-beom, who resigned due to sluggish performance, won a difficult victory in his debut game as a professional 1st team command tower.
DB won 94-90 after an extended fight in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league away game held at Dongchun Gymnasium in Ulsan on the 7th. DB, who escaped 2 consecutive losses, maintained 9th place with 12 wins and 18 losses. On the other hand, Hyundai Mobis, which suffered two consecutive losses, remained in fourth place (16 wins and 13 losses).
Acting manager Kim Joo-seong, who took the baton instead of coach Lee Sang-beom, who resigned after being responsible for poor performance, won a victory in his debut game as a professional first-team command tower. Acting Kim, who played only for one DB (including TG Sambo and Dongbu) during his active career, took over as DB coach in May 2019.
DB led by 49-34 until the first half, but Hyundai Mobis ignited the pursuit with an outer gun in the third quarter. In the last 4 minutes of the quarter, DB was tied to 2 points, and the gap was narrowed sharply with Shin Min-seok and Lee Woo-seok’s 3 points, and entered the 4th quarter with a single-digit gap again, 57-64. DB couldn’t find a way to attack even in the 4th quarter, and Hyundai Mobis, who had been steadily narrowing the gap, made a turnaround, 74-72, with Gage Prim’s goal in the 2nd minute of the end. However, in the next Hyundai Mobis attack situation, Prim hit the face of Kim Jong-gyu, who was defending, with his elbow and received an unsportsmanlike foul (U foul), which changed the flow of the match.
DB, who took two free throws and the right to attack, took the lead again 75-74 as Kim Jong-gyu made one free throw and Hernandez scored in the attack situation that followed. Hernandez seemed to put an end to DB’s victory by inserting an exciting one-handed dunk at 48 seconds that put Prim ahead 77-74. However, with 2 seconds left at the end of the quarter, Hyundai Mobis succeeded in a jump shot by Lee Woo-seok to tie the score at 79-79, leading the game to overtime.
It was the fingertips of Park In-woong, who joined DB as the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 rookie draft, that gave DB victory. DB, who made it 87-86 with Hernandez’s goal about a minute after the end of the first quarter, soon after Park In-woong scored 3 points to take a 4-point lead to decide the game.
Kim Jong-gyu and Hernandez led the victory with 18 points each. Kang Sang-jae, who recorded 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, also shone. At Hyundai Mobis, Ronjay Avarientos made a big success, scoring 21 points with 7 3-pointers.
At the Changwon Gymnasium, the visiting team, Goyang Carrot, defeated Changwon LG 73-64 and recorded two victories in a row. Carrot, who has been in a bad mood due to the recent delay in the payment of salaries to the players, matched the odds ratio of 50% and rose from a tie for 5th place with Jeonju KCC to 5th place alone (15 wins and 15 losses). LG fell one notch to third place (16 wins and 12 losses). 토토
Didric Lawson took the lead in Carrot’s victory with a ‘double-double’ performance of 27 points and 11 rebounds, the most among both teams. Jeon Seong-hyun was responsible for 21 points, including 5 3 points.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation beat the lowest ranked Seoul Samsung 83-77 at the Daegu Gymnasium, their home. Korea Gas Corporation ran 2 consecutive wins, and the home loss streak ended in 3 games. In the leaderboard, it was still in 8th place (12 wins and 16 losses). Samsung, which has never won since the match against Carrot on the 22nd of last month, has fallen into a 7-game losing streak.