Wonju DB finished the first round with an 8-1 record, led by Dedrick Lawson’s triple-double.
DB won 106-76, a whopping 30-point victory, at home against Seoul SK in the regular season of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball League at Wonju General Gymnasium in Gangwon Province on Wednesday.
DB, which finished the first round with an 8-1 record, moved into sole possession of first place with a two-game lead over second-place Anyang Jungkwanjang (6-3).
After a loss to Jeonggwanjang on Tuesday halted their seven-game winning streak to open the season, DB turned things around against SK with an even offensive performance that saw five players score in double figures.
In particular, Lawson led the way with a triple-double of 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
This is Lawson’s second triple-double in the regular season after KT Paris Bass (29 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) on Sept. 9 in Suwon.
Leading 44-38 at halftime, DB held SK to just 19 points in the third quarter and scored 32 points to pull away.
In addition to Lawson, five other players scored at least 10 points, including Kang Sang-jae (20), Lee Sun Albano (17), Kim Jong-kyu (16), and Park In-woong (10), as DB snapped a five-game losing streak against SK.
SK, on the other hand, was led by Jamil Warney with 15 points, but could not recover from the deficit in the third quarter.
Busan KCC, which was categorized as a “second-tier” team alongside SK to start the season, lost 84-93 on the road to Goyang Sono despite Choi Jun-yong making his first regular-season start on the day.
Choi, who joined KCC from SK ahead of the season, injured a leg muscle during a cup tournament in October and was sidelined for four weeks.
In his first appearance, Choi played 22 minutes and 52 seconds, finishing with 22 points, four rebounds, and two steals, but the team fell by nine points to Sono, who had three players score 20 or more points in Lee Jung-hyun (29), Jarrod Jones (26), and Han Ho-bin (22).
SONO put on a “three-point show” on the night, hitting a whopping 19 of their 42 attempts from three-point range, despite the absence of their leading scorer Jeon Seong-hyun due to back pain.
Lee Jung-hyun and Han Ho-bin added six 3-pointers each. KCC shot 20 three-pointers, making just five.
SONO, which improved to 4-5, is in seventh place, while KCC, which lost its third straight game and dropped to 2-4, remains in eighth place.
In a matchup of back-to-back winners, Jeong Kwan-jang and Changwon LG traveled to Anyang, and Jeong Kwan-jang won 85-71.
The defending champions have won four straight games to move into sole possession of second place with a 6-3 record.
Meanwhile, LG, which was looking for its sixth straight win, dropped to 5-4 and tied for fourth place with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
Jungkwanjang was led by Lens Abando’s 18 points to pace LG, which was led by Asem Marei’s 14 points and 15 rebounds. 먹튀검증