“I was happy. I think that’s the beauty of basketball. Every time I scored a goal, I could hear the cheers and it was exhilarating and fun.” (Busan KCC Hwoong)
Professional basketball team Busan KCC showed off its firepower by scoring 106 points in its ‘Busan Debut’ in front of 8,780 home fans.
After the first quarter ended, the “Busan Seagull,” one of the symbols of Busan, resounded.
KCC defeated Seoul Samseong 106-100 in the first home game of the 2023-2024 regular season at Busan Sajik Gymnasium on the afternoon of the 22nd.
It was a big win for Busan sports fans after the Lotte Giants failed to qualify for the fall baseball season by finishing seventh in the regular season.
For KCC, Heoung led the team with 23 points. Johnson also chipped in with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists in just 22 minutes.
Lee Seung-hyun added 18 points and five rebounds, while Lee Ho-hyun chipped in 17 points and five assists.
For Samsung, veteran guard Lee Jung-hyun chipped in with 19 points and six assists.
The game marked KCC’s debut in its new home city of Busan after leaving Jeonju after 22 years.
Having won the pre-season KBL Cup, KCC proved in front of 8,780 home fans that they were not overrated.
In particular, the team demonstrated its solid strength with a convincing victory despite the absence of their signature forward Choi Jun-yong due to injury.
The attendance record at Sajik Gymnasium (8,780 fans) was significantly higher than the highest attendance for a single regular season game last season. The previous high was 5,271 fans for the game between Seoul SK and Anyang Jungkwanjang on Feb. 19 at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul.
■ Top-seeded SK defeats KT at home…Kim Sun-hyung with 10 points and 6 assists
SK defeated Suwon KT 85-80 at home.
After defeating Kwanjang 89-75 the day before, SK continued its winning streak with a smile in its home opener.
Jamil Warney, who exploded for 46 points the night before, continued his hot streak with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Shooter Heo Il-young was the top scorer among Korean players with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.
Oh Jae-hyun, whose perimeter shooting is considered a weakness, also had 11 points with three 3-pointers.짱구카지노
Last season’s regular season MVP Kim Sun-hyung had 10 points and six assists, while championship game MVP Oh Se-geun had six points and three rebounds.
For KT, foreign player Paris Bass led the way with 24 points and nine rebounds, while national center Ha Yoon-ki had 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Jung Sung-woo also did his part with 18 points and six assists, but the rest of the team’s performance was disappointing.
Moon Jung-hyun, who joined KT as the No. 1 overall pick in the rookie draft, played six minutes but did not score.
DB coach Kim Joo-sung enjoys his first win as a ‘full-time head coach’
Wonju DB started its first regular season in professional basketball with a 110-89 victory over Goyang Sono.
Coach Kim Joo-sung, who took over as head coach after the sudden resignation of former coach Lee Sang-beom in January, focused on offseason training and was happy to get his first win as the ‘official’ head coach.
Sono, on the other hand, was hoping to get their first win in front of their fans at the home opener, but they will have to wait and see.
The SONO Skygunners were created after SONO International acquired the club last season after Day One was suspended for unpaid wages.
Sono took over the existing squad and threw down the gauntlet of professional basketball under head coach Kim Seung-ki, but it wasn’t all smiles from the first game.
Dedrick Lawson, who played with Sono in Day One last season, put on a strong performance in a DB uniform with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.
Six other players scored in double figures, including Choi Seung-wook (20 points), Park In-woong, Lee Sun Albano (over 15 points), Kim Young-hyun (11 points), and Kim Jong-kyu (10 points).