In the absence of injured forward Choi Joon-yong, Alize DeShawn Johnson spearheaded Busan KCC’s victory over Changwon LG Electronics with his trademark mobility.
KCC defeated LG 90-69 in a regular-season home game of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan today (Aug. 8).
After a shocking 88-97 overtime loss to last-place Seoul Samsung in their previous game, KCC turned the tables on LG, 온라인카지노 a top-ranked team that boasts the fewest turnovers this season.
The hero was Johnson, a foreign player who sparked a “tackling controversy” during the last Samsung game.
Johnson, who was caught on the bench at the time refusing coach Jeon Chang-jin’s order to make a substitution, showed off his skills on the court in this match.
In particular, he acted as a charge leader to speed up KCC’s offense in place of Choi Joon-yong, who had to leave the team after injuring his thigh adductor muscle in the match against Anyang Jeonggwanjang on the previous two days.
Johnson, who first stepped on the court at the start of the second quarter, harassed LG’s defense with his unique mobility.
He grabbed rebounds and drove the ball himself to the other end of the court, repeatedly exploiting gaps in the LG defense.
LG’s foreign players were unable to cope with Johnson’s ‘quick offense’.
Josh Ibarra is bigger than Johnson, but he’s also slower on his feet.
Juan Tello, class of 1985, had a hard time keeping up with Johnson as he drove to the rim nonstop.
KCC stretched the lead to as many as 20 points in the second and third quarters as Johnson was all over the place with 12 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
Trailing 4-15 in fast break points through three quarters, LG lost momentum when Lee, who returned from injury, scored seven straight points to start the fourth quarter.
While Johnson finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, Heo also provided firepower from the perimeter with 23 points, including four 3-pointers.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis proved to be the ‘nemesis’ again, defeating Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 91-79 on the road.
The win extended Hyundai Mobis’ winning streak against KOGAS to 11 games.