Jarrod Jones hit the final 3-pointer. KT smiled happily.
Suwon KT won 86-83 in an away game against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball held at the Daegu Gymnasium on the 11th. With this victory, they won their 20th win (27 losses) and maintained 7th place, one game away from Jeonju KCC in 6th place. KOGAS recorded 17 wins and 31 losses and missed the opportunity to jump to 8th place.
At one time, KT led by 16 points (67-51), but after allowing a tie, they won a valuable victory with Jones’ final shot. Jones took the lead in the victory with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, including 3 3-pointers. Ha Yoon-gi recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Dave Ildefonso scored 13 points (2 rebounds and 4 assists), including 3 3-pointers, and Yang Hong-seok scored 12 points (5 rebounds and 2 assists).
Gas Corporation could not overcome the last hurdle even though it showed the potential to catch up with a 16-point gap. No luck. Devon Scott (20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals), Lee Dae-seong (15 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists), Shin Seung-min (15 points, 4 3-point shots, 2 assists), and Lee Dae-heon (14 points, 3 rebounds) fought hard.
Until the first half, KT had a fierce battle with Gas Corporation. Based on the KBL record program, it was repeated 13 times and tied 8 times. 43-45, 2 points behind in the 3rd quarter, KT drove in 24 points and gave up only 10 points, turning 67-55토토사이트.
Jones and Yang Hong-seok led KT’s scoring in the third quarter. Jones dominated the goal alone, recording 12 points and 9 rebounds. Gas Corporation recorded more points and rebounds than 10 points and 7 rebounds in the entire 3rd quarter. As Jones took control of the net, Yang Hong-seok fired two 3-pointers.
KOGAS attempted nine 3-point shots in the third quarter alone, but failed to score a single one. When he couldn’t hit the shot he had to put in the beginning of the 3rd quarter, the flow went to KT. He also made 2 out of 6 2-pointers. Yatoo success rate 13%. At least, he scored with a free throw at the end of the third quarter, preventing the score gap from widening further.
KT started the 4th quarter in the opposite direction to the 3rd quarter. In the early 4th quarter, amid sluggish field goals, Gas Corporation conceded consecutive runs. The score gap narrowed to 74-69.
KT, who had endured with Jones’ scoring ability, ran away with a gap of 11 points with Ildefonso’s consecutive 3-point shots and seemed to take a breather, but was hit by Shin Seung-min’s 3-point shots in a row and gave Scott a goal under the goal, leading to a 80-77, 3-point gap.
At the moment of crisis, Idaponso came out as a solution. Ildefonso hit another 3-pointer.
Gas Corporation did not give up at home and concentrated until the end. After requesting time for the last operation, Lee Dae-sung’s goal and Shin Seung-min’s free throw (1) caught up again with a 3-point gap. It didn’t stop there, and Choi Seong-mo made a mistake with 29.2 seconds left. Scott hit a 3-pointer with 21.3 seconds left.
This time, Jones was the fixer. With 2.1 seconds left, he scored another 3-point shot to go ahead. Shin Seung-min’s 3-point shot missed, and KT struggled to secure victory.