Wonju DB jumped out to a commanding lead after defeating Seoul Samsung, who were dealing with a string injury.
DB defeated Samsung 87-73 on Saturday at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea, in an away game for the 2023-2034 Korean Basketball Organization.
Dedrick Lawson and Lee Sun Albano scored 21 points apiece, while Park In-woong led the offense with 17 points, including four three-pointers.
DB, which was stunned by 텍사스홀덤 Goyang Sono on the previous two days, bounced back to secure the win and remain atop the standings with a 24-6 record.
Last-place Samsung held on to a 38-41 lead behind the play of Ishmael Lane, who scored 22 points in the first quarter, despite the fact that the team’s mainstay Kofi Coburn was out with a thigh injury and Lee Won-seok went to the hospital with a broken nose early in the first quarter.
With 3:06 left in the third quarter, even Lee Jung-hyun left the court with a knee injury, adding to Samsung’s woes.
DB then extended its lead to 61-52 with three-pointers from Albano, Lee Yong-woo and Park In-woong.
DB scored 10 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to take an early lead. The team prepared for the next game by playing without its main players with three minutes left.
KOGAS won its second straight game, outlasting LG 82-78 in a game that came down to the final minute of the fourth quarter at Changwon Gymnasium.
Andrew Nicholson scored 26 points to lead the way, while Shin Seung-min chipped in with 16 points, including a three-pointer in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach for LG.
KOGAS remained in ninth place with a 9-20 record, but it was a nice win over the fourth-place team, LG.
LG (18-11) had fallen into a 2-4 slump, including this game.
After holding a shaky 62-59 lead through three quarters, KOG gave up a lead early in the fourth quarter and the game went back and forth.
With seven seconds left in the game, they gave up a steal and dunk to LG Justin Gutang to cut the deficit to 78-80.
However, KOG made both free throws with 5.9 seconds left to preserve the win, 82-78.
LG Asem Marei (19 points, 14 rebounds), who returned to action after missing two games with a knee injury, had his head down after missing both free throws in the decisive moments. Marei was just 5-of-13 from the free throw line.
The Ulsan Hyundai Mobis came from behind to defeat Suwon KT, 83-82, in a home game at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium behind a 23-point fourth quarter performance from Miguel Andre Okjohn.
Hyundai Mobis won its third straight game to even its record at 14-14. KT (19-10), on the other hand, saw its winning streak end at five.
Okjon scored 11 points in the third quarter to break the game open, and then hit a game-winning three-pointer with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to make it 83-82. Okjohn’s 23 points were his highest scoring output this season.
KT was led by Paris Bass with 24 points and Ha Yoon-ki with 23 points, but was stunned by a furious comeback by Hyundai Mobis in the final minutes.