Jungkwanjang’s focus helped them to their first home win of the season.
Anyang Jungkwanjang, led by head coach Kim Sang-sik, won 74-72 against Busan KCC in the 2023-2024 Jungkwanjang Professional Basketball League at Anyang Gymnasium on Sunday. 온라인카지노 The victory extends the team’s winning streak to four games (three wins) and gives them their first home win of the season.
Despite ending the first half with a three-point lead (44-47), Kwanjang allowed 16 fast break points to their opponents, and at one point lost a 13-point lead. However, Duvan Maxwell (14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist) came up big in the second half, Lens Abando (16 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist) in the fourth quarter, and Park Ji-hoon (15 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists) with a three-pointer with 14 seconds left in the game.
Coach Kim Sang-sik said after the game, “I think it happened because we gave up fast break points too easily in the first half, and both teams went offense-oriented in the first half and defense-oriented in the second half. I think we won because the players showed their concentration to the end. Also, (Lee) Jong-hyun did not score much, but he contributed from blocking to rebounding.”
As mentioned earlier, the fourth quarter was the highlight of the offense for Avando. He drove to the basket relentlessly and scored on fast breaks. “It was hard for us because they have great penetration, but we told them they had to do it,” said coach Kim Sang-sik.
The upset came with 14 seconds left. However, transfer student Jung Hyo-geun only scored three points. Before the game, coach Kim Sang-sik said, “I told him how to move in the three because he has an outside shot. We need to play him at the three to maximize our advantages.”
On the day, Jung Hyo-geun had a -15 scoring margin and attempted three three-pointers in 11 minutes and 40 seconds, but the rim didn’t respond. Coach Kim Sang-sik said, “He definitely has the ability. I think he shot the three-pointer because he was confident,” Kim said, showing his faith in Jung.