At the end of the 3rd quarter, the score difference, which had reached double digits, narrowed to 4 points in the blink of an eye. The team’s organizational power was suddenly disturbed, and the player who was holding the center exploded. 안전놀이터 “Everyone wake up!”
Jeonju KCC won 79-60 in an away match against KT held at Suwon KT Arena on the 10th.
Laguna, who led the attack, recorded a double-double with 24 points, 20 rebounds and 3 assists, and Heo Woong added great strength with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Lee Seung-hyeon, the ‘nucleus of defense’ who completely blocked KT Jones, also played a big role in the air defense with 12 points and 5 rebounds.
It was an easy victory amidst the great success of the Laguna-Haung-Lee Seung-hyun triangle, but there was a big crisis that almost overturned the game.
KCC continued to lead from the beginning of the game, with Laguna leading the attack, scoring 11 points in the first quarter alone. KCC, which led 19-13 in the first quarter, widened the score gap to double digits in the middle of the second quarter. However, as soon as Lee Seung-hyun was replaced in the second half of the second quarter to arrange physical strength, KT Jones came back to life. KCC, who allowed 7 points to Jones at the end of the 2nd quarter, ended the first half with a score of 36-29.
With the start of the 3rd quarter, KT Choi Seong-mo’s 2-point shot and Kim Dong-wook’s 3-point shot gave KCC a 2-point lead, but Lee Seung-hyun, Jeon Jun-beom, and Heo Woong made four 2-point shots, widening the gap to double digits again. However, the atmosphere at the end of the third quarter went strangely. The score, which had been widened to 14 points, narrowed in an instant, and after the video review, Chung Chang-young’s foul, which came out just before the end of the 3rd quarter, was declared a U foul, and KT followed up to 54-50.
The moment when KCC’s organizational power is likely to collapse amidst the enthusiastic support of KT’s home fans. Lee Seung-hyun shouted loudly to his colleagues, “Everyone, wake up!” Seung-Hyun Lee, expressing dissatisfaction with the referee’s decision, shouted into the air and received a technical foul.
‘Madangsoe”s desperate shouts to stimulate the fighting spirit of himself and his colleagues worked. Even in the 4th quarter, Lee Seung-hyun’s blockade of Jones was not broken, and Heo Woong’s free throws, which led to consecutive fouls by skillful play, accumulated points one by one. In addition, Park Kyung-sang’s two 3-pointers made a wedge. KCC decided the game with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
In an official interview after the match, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin praised Lee Seung-hyun, saying, “Lee Seung-hyun held the center well and showed good defense. He made the game comfortable. Lee Seung-hyun is the main character today.” 안전놀이터
Lee Seung-hyun underwent ankle surgery after last season. He couldn’t handle his off-season training normally. This is the reason why he couldn’t show a normal appearance in the first and second rounds after transferring to KCC this season. However, starting from the third round, Seung-Hyun Lee’s true face began to appear. KCC’s performance, which was only 7-11 in the 1st and 2nd rounds, also took the opportunity to turn around with 6-3 in the 3rd round.
It’s nice to see the revival of ‘Madangsoe’ Lee Seung-hyun, who moved the stage from Goyang to Jeonju.