Busan KCC, who made 9 more 3-pointers, falls to DB, led by Lawson’s 32 points…ends 4-game home winning streak, stays in 6th place

In the first game of the Korean Basketball League (KBL) after the A-Match break this month, sixth-ranked Busan KCC saw its four-game home winning streak come to a halt with a loss to first-place Wonju DB. DB, which has won three straight games, solidified its league lead with 34 points (10 losses).

KCC lost its 2023-2024 KBL home game against DB 78-92 at Sajiksil Indoor Gymnasium in Busan at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29. KCC was unable to stop DB’s Dedrick Lawson, who finished with 32 points and 14 rebounds. In particular, they made 6 three-pointers (26%) while allowing DB to make 15 (45%), 먹튀검증 resulting in a double-digit deficit.

On the day, KCC battled back to end the first quarter tied at 20-20. But Lawson woke up in the second quarter and pulled away. Lawson scored 16 points in the second quarter alone to give DB a 44-34 lead at the half.

From there, it was a case of DB running away and KCC following. KCC got as close as six points in the third quarter, but lost momentum down the stretch and ended the quarter with a 54-67 lead. KCC was unable to make a comeback in the fourth quarter and ended the game with a 14-point deficit.

In addition to Lawson’s performance, DB got 25 points and eight assists from Lee Sun Albano, 12 points from Park In-woong, and 10 points and nine rebounds from Kim Jong-kyu. KCC was led by Alize DeShawn Johnson with 18 points and eight rebounds and Song Kyo-chang with 17 points and eight rebounds, but it was not enough to prevent the team from losing. KCC remained in sixth place, the last playoff spot, with a 22-19 record.

After the game, KCC head coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “I think it was a difference in skill. Albano and Lawson seemed to be in pretty good shape,” he said, adding, “We tried to play defense, but as a result, we couldn’t get rebounds.” Jeon said that he will use the “big lineup” for the rest of the games, including this one.

Meanwhile, KCC will face Suwon KT at home on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. After that, they will play six games in ten days, including a trip to Seoul SK on the 3rd, Goyang Sono on the 5th, Suwon KT on the 7th, and Wonju DB on the 9th.