‘Lee Jung-hyun’s 30 points’ Samsung defeats Sono in overtime in ‘first official game’
Professional basketball’s Seoul Samsung reported its first win in the second game of the 2023 MG Saemaul Bank KBL Cup. Goyang Sono lost its first official game since its inception.
Samsung defeated Sono 100-90 in overtime in the second game of Group C at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan on Tuesday.
Samsung, which lost the first game to Seoul SK, now has a 1-1 record.
Sono, who played under the name Carrot last season, went down to his knees in his first official game since taking on a new owner in the offseason.
Samsung’s Lee Jung-hyun showed off his veteran stamina in the win, finishing with six points and two assists, including two three-pointers in overtime. He finished with 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds, including six three-pointers.
He was also outplayed by his teammate Lee Jung-hyun, 먹튀검증 who is considered the future of Sono. SONO’s Lee put up an equal fight with 29 points and six assists, but watched the loss as he picked up five fouls in overtime.
In addition to Lee, Won-seok Lee recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Samsung, while foreign player Kofi Coburn added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Samsung made 16 three-pointers to Sono’s 13. This was a strong showing against a team that specializes in three-point shooting.
Samsung struggled early against Sono’s outside shooting, falling behind 16-27 in the first quarter, but began to even things out in the second.
Down 46-49 heading into the third quarter, Samsung used Lee Jung-hyun and Lee Won-seok to pull away for a 70-67 victory.
A seesaw game ensued, and the game went into overtime tied at 86-86.
Lee Jung-hyun was the solution. With a slim 93-90 lead, he drained a three-pointer with 1:56 left in regulation to seal the deal. He followed it up with an assist to help Lee Won-seok score.
Sono will play their second game against SK on the 12th.
In the next Group A matchup between Wonju DB and Armed Forces Athletic Corps Commerce, an evenly matched performance with six players scoring double-digit points saw DB register a comfortable 96-84 victory.
DB won their first game and will play Suwon KT (1 win) on Wednesday for the top spot in the group. The winner of the group advances to the quarterfinals.
Sangmu was eliminated with two losses against KT.
DB was led by Kang Sang-jae (20 points), while Kim Jong-kyu, Lee Sun Albano (17+), Dedrick Lawson, Garrison Brooks (12+), and Park In-woong (10) scored evenly.
For Sangmu, which lacked ace Heo Hoon from the roster, Han Seung-hee and Lee Yong-woo were the top scorers with 14 points apiece.