Heo Hoon (Suwon KT) made a spectacular return from military service, but his team’s winning streak couldn’t continue.
Hehun scored a team-high 26 points (five three-pointers) against Seoul SK in the second round of the 2023-24 Chungkwanjang Pro Basketball League 스포츠토토 at KT Arena in Suwon on Monday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a loss (87-102).
After Heo Hoon came off the bench in the first quarter, KT’s home court came alive.
Showcasing his dazzling dribbling and sharp passing, Heo drained a three-pointer for his first points since returning. His penetrating ability was still there, and he showed perfect chemistry with foreign player Bass, making his presence felt until the midway point of the game.
However, KT, led by Heo Hoon, lost to SK. KT was outrebounded and couldn’t stop Warney from getting to the basket and Heo Il-young’s outside shooting.
Like Heo, SK’s Ahn Young-jun, who made a full comeback on the day, hit a three-pointer at every critical juncture, and in the fourth quarter, he hit a crucial three-pointer that ended KT’s chances of catching up.
SK ended KT’s six-game winning streak with evenly matched performances from its starters, including Ahn Young-jun (16 points), who made a spectacular comeback, Jamil Warney (26 points, 14 rebounds), Heo Il-young, and Oh Se-geun (20+ points).