Lee Hyun-jung exploded for a career-high 24 points against Adelaide.
The Illawarra Hawks lost 89-96 against the Adelaide 36ers on Tuesday at the Wynn Entertainment Center in Australia in the NBL 2023-2024 season. 현금홀덤사이트 The loss was their third straight and dropped their record to 9-12 on the season.
Despite the loss, Lee’s play shined through. Lee finished with 24 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes and six seconds of action. The 24 points were a career-high for the Aussie. He took nine shots from long range, hitting five of them. He was given a lot of playing time and showed his value in a big way.
Midway through the first quarter, Hyun-Joong entered the game for the first time and hit a three-pointer to open the scoring. It was in the second quarter that Lee really stood out. He nailed a nice step-back three-pointer from the wing and another from the top. He also hit a three-pointer at the end of the second quarter and made all four of his three-pointers in the first half. It showed how well he was feeling on the day.
Lee’s scoring streak continued in the second half. He grabbed an offensive rebound and scored under the basket, followed it up with a layup on a breakaway, and calmly converted a free throw after being fouled. She didn’t skimp on rebounds either.
In the fourth quarter, Lee Hyun-jung, who was still on the court, hit his fifth three-pointer and then scored once more from under the basket. Along with Lee, Illawarra had a strong effort from Tyler Harvey, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win. Still, Lee stood out.
Lee has certainly been on an upward trajectory since Justin Tatum took over as head coach. He broke the record for most tries in a game against Adelaide, which caught Tatum’s eye. It will be interesting to see if he can make the leap to being a mainstay for the Illawarra.