‘Magic number 9’

Professional basketball Wonju DB’s “Chang” broke through Seoul SK’s “shield” and reduced the magic number of regular league wins to single digits.

DB won 82-68 at home against SK in the Jeonggwanjang Professional Basketball Regular League at Wonju Gymnasium.

DB, which had 33 wins and 10 losses, widened its gap with second-place Suwon KT (27 wins and 13 losses) to 4.5 games.

DB can confirm its top spot in the regular league even if kt wins all of the remaining 14 games if it wins nine of the remaining 11 games.

DB, which led 45-39 in the first half, widened the gap with SK in the second half with even attack power with five players scoring double-digit points.

The DB unilaterally overwhelmed the game, which has been maintained by more than 10 points since the middle of the third quarter, to the extent that the gap widened to 23 points at 78-55 in the middle of the fourth quarter.

SK used bench members early after the second half, with Jamil Warney playing for only 25 minutes and Oh Se-geun playing for only 22 minutes.

In DB, Didric Lawson scored the most points in the team with 18 points, including three three-point shots, and Kang Sang-jae played 12 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.

Third-place SK recorded 25 wins and 16 losses, trailing fourth-place Changwon LG (25 wins and 17 losses) by half a game.

In SK, Oh Jae-hyun, who recently joined the national team, scored the most points with 13 points
Juppo Jamil Warney scored only 10 points.

The lowest-ranked Seoul Samsung won 73-60 at home against Anyang Chunggwanjang.

Samsung’s Kofi Coburn had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Lee Jung-hyun, who continued his record of 624 consecutive games, the most in the KBL, helped his team win with 10 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals.

The chief of the articles of association has lost seven consecutive games.


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