Heo Il-young explodes with 28 points SK is also the winner of the professional basketball ‘Holiday S-Derby’

Jamil Warney and Kofi Coburn

Wanido 3 points, 5 shots’ SK wins 10th straight win over Samsung Samsung Coburn’s 28-point battle Bath scored 41 points and 16 rebounds. KT holds on to Cheong Kwan-Jang and wins 5 times in a row

Seoul SK defeated Seoul Samsung and laughed in the professional basketball ‘S-Derby’ held during the Lunar New Year holiday.

SK defeated Samsung 80-70 in the away game of the 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang Professional Basketball Regular League held at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul on the 11th.

As a result, SK achieved 10 consecutive wins in the S-Derby between Seoul-based teams.

SK has never lost to Samsung since the home game on December 6, 2022 (83-76). This season, they have won all 5 games.

SK, which won 25 wins and 15 losses, beat 4th place Changwon LG (25 wins, 16 losses) by half a game and rose to 3rd place, continuing the fierce competition for the top rankings at the end of the season.

Samsung (8 wins), which suffered its 33rd loss, has further reduced its chances of escaping last place. If we finish last this season, we will have the disgrace of being last for three consecutive seasons.

Before this game, Samsung, which had been on the rise by recording 3 wins and 1 loss in 4 games against powerhouses such as Busan KCC and LG, finished the first half with a score of 35-35 and showed an unrivaled performance against SK.

It was SK’s main gun Jamil Warney who broke Samsung’s momentum.

Warney, who scored 19 points in the first half alone, hit two 3-pointers in less than a minute as Samsung, led by 210cm tall center Kofi Coburn, ran away with a 5-point lead in the early third quarter.

On this day, when Warney exploded on the outside, Samsung acting manager Kim Hyo-beom brought in Ismael Lane in place of Coburn, whose weak point was defense on the outside.

However, Heo Il-young hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter, and SK ran away with a double-digit score for the first time at the end of the third quarter.

Warney poured cold water on Samsung’s pursuit in the fourth quarter.

About 6 minutes before the end of the game when Samsung was down 55-68, Lee Jeong-hyun, who intercepted Choi Won-hyuk’s ball, ran to the SK court, and Warney diligently followed and blocked the fast break.

When Cha Min-seok, who received a pass from Lee Jeong-hyun and Coburn, tried to shoot under the goal again, Warney knocked it out of the air, rendering Samsung’s attack useless.

Kofi Coburn and Jameel Warney

Samsung pursued until the last minute, led by Coburn, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter alone, but the score gap was too large to turn the game around.

In SK, Warney, who hit five 3-pointers, was recorded as the highest scorer with 30 points. Veteran shooter Heo Il-young also added 28 points, scoring both inside and outside, including five 3-pointers.

At Samsung, Coburn played hard with 28 points and 10 rebounds, but was disappointed by his poor performance on the outside. Samsung threw 23 3-pointers on this day, but only 5 hit the rim.

Suwon KT defeated Anyang Jeonggwanjang 90-77 at home and won 5 games in a row.

KT, with 27 wins and 13 losses, has increased its chances of finishing second in the regular league.

In professional basketball, the 1st and 2nd place teams advance directly to the semifinals PO without going through the semifinal playoffs (PO). The gap with 3rd place SK is 2 games.

On the other hand, Cheong Kwan Jang (13 wins, 27 losses) suffered 6 consecutive losses.

Cheong Kwan-Jang succeeded in reducing the score gap that widened to 21 points in the early third quarter to 5 points in the middle of the fourth quarter.

However, about 6 minutes before the end of the game, Jeong Hyo-geun missed an easy goal shot and the 3-pointer he threw again fell without even passing the rim, leading to KT’s fast break and losing momentum in the chase.

In the next attack, Paris Bass made a cool dunk shot, and KT ran away with a double-digit score again, putting the game on hold.

In KT, Bass took the lead in victory with 41 points and 16 rebounds. Domestic players such as Ha Yoon-ki (13 points), Jeong Seong-woo (11 points), and Han Hee-won (10 points) also played their part. 스포츠토토

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