Kang Sang-jae, Kim Jong-kyu, and Lawson, known as ‘DB Acid’, combined for 49 points and 24 rebounds in a Commerce 96-84 win.
The newly rebuilt Wonju DB’s triple post was a force to be reckoned with. DB’s triple post of Kang Sang-jae (20 points, 7 rebounds), Kim Jong-kyu (17 points, 6 rebounds), and Dedrick Lawson (12 points, 11 rebounds) made it easy for them to defeat Sangmu.
DB recorded its first win of the tournament with a 96-84 victory over Sangmu in the first game of Group A of the ‘2023 MG Saemaul KBL Cup’ at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan on Tuesday. Sangmu finished last in the group with two losses, including one against Suwon KT, and were unable to advance to the quarterfinals. In Group A, DB and KT each recorded one win. The winner of the matchup on Wednesday will top the group and advance to the quarterfinals.
From the first quarter, DB’s ‘triple post’ showed off its power. Kim Jong-kyu showed off his scoring prowess in the first quarter alone, scoring 11 points, including one three-pointer. Lawson followed suit with five rebounds and two assists, while Kang Sang-jae added seven points and three rebounds. The combination of the healthy trio was uncharacteristic. They opened up a 16-6 lead with four minutes left in the first quarter. Sangjoo tried to counter DB’s momentum with Han Seung-hee, Lee Yoon-ki, and Park Jung-hyun, but they couldn’t make up the height difference.
With the lead easily in hand, DB coach Kim Joo-sung took a breather in the second quarter with Gary Brooks and Park In-woong. He rested the main players and increased the playing time of the rehabilitated Doo Kyung-min. Lee Sun Albano also showed his promise this season with an upbeat reading. DB managed to keep the game close and ended the first half with a 53-46 lead.
In the third quarter, the triple tower was activated again and the gap quickly widened. Commerce poured in 11 points, led by two three-pointers from Lee Yong-woo, 바카라사이트 but they couldn’t move the momentum. DB continued to play comfortably in the fourth quarter and completed the victory without a single crisis.
Meanwhile, in the earlier Group C matchup between Goyang Sono and Seoul Samsung, Samsung, led by a 30-point performance from “Big Lee Jung-hyun,” defeated Sono 100-90 in overtime to move to 1-0 after one loss in the group stage. Sono tasted the bitter taste of defeat in their first official game.