‘There’s no stopping’ KCC, ‘No. 1 in the regular league’ DB in the fourth round of the semifinal PO… advancing to the 5th place championship for the first time ever

The professional basketball team, Busan KCC, has written a new history in which the fifth-ranked team in the regular league will advance to the championship game for the first time ever.

KCC beat Wonju DB 80-63 in Game 4 of the 2023-2024 Professional Basketball semifinal playoff (best-of-five series) held at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 21st.

With this, KCC confirmed its 11th career championship game in three seasons after the 2020-2021 season, beating the regular league winner DB with a 3-1 record in the series. In addition, KCC became the first KBL club in which the fifth place in the regular league reached the championship game.

On the same day, KCC led the advance to the championship by recording a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds, including three three-point shots, while Song Kyo-chang and Heo Woong scored 14 points, and Choi Jun-yong and Alize DeShawn Johnson also added 10 points each. In the DB, Didrick Lawson (16 points) and Ethan Albano (14 points) fought hard, but failed to prevent defeat.

The race was fierce until midway through the first quarter. However, KCC finished the first quarter with La Guna scoring three block shots to block the DB attack and leading 21-15.

At the beginning of the second quarter, DB seemed to catch up with Park In-woong’s performance, but KCC’s Johnson flew and his willingness to chase was dampened. Johnson was responsible for 10 of KCC’s 17 points in the second quarter, leading the team’s attack and finishing the first half 38-22.

At the start of the third quarter, DB put Jeff Widdie in a rebound fight, but the effect was insufficient and the score was rather difficult for about four minutes. Meanwhile, KCC ended the third quarter with a gap of 48-32, with Ra Gun-ah and Choi Jun-yong scoring 10 points, including three points.

DB, which was on the brink of a precipice, desperately needed a fierce chase in the fourth quarter, but rather fell into more crisis when Kim Jong-kyu, one of the pillars of the attack, was sent off with five fouls.

Since then, DB has fired the outside shots of Lawson and Albano, but it broke out too late, and KCC virtually decided to advance to the championship game when Ra Gun-ah scored a three-pointer with about 1 minute and 30 seconds left before the end of the game. 밤알바

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