Anyang KGC delivered the news of victory again. The reason why KGC, which has never lost first place from the opening day to this day, is even more frightening is that they play every game with the mindset of a ‘challenger’.
KGC won 87-84 in an away game against Suwon kt in the 5th round of SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball 2022-2023 held at KT Sonic Boom Arena in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the 6th at 7pm.
Omari Spellman led KGC’s victory with 40 points and 7 rebounds, including 7 3-pointers. Leading KGC (28-11) won 5 consecutive league victories with this victory, widening the gap with second place Changwon LG (24-14) to 3.5 games.
The fight for the top ranks in men’s professional basketball this season is more intense than ever. However, only one name took the lead, KGC. KGC has never given up first place from October 15, 2022, the opening day of the league, to February 2023, when the second half is in full swing.
If KGC wins the regular league championship this season without losing the lead, it will be the third hero of an achievement that has only been done twice in the history of Korean professional basketball.
In Korean professional basketball, which celebrated its 26th anniversary this year, there are only two teams that won the regular league championship (Wire-to-Wire) without losing the first place even once: Wonju Dongbu in the 2011-2012 season and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2018-2019 season. It was only Among them, Dongbu did not play on the opening day of the season, but as of October 15, 2011, when they played their first game, they won without missing first place. And now, KGC wants to continue its third glory.
Considering that KGC is a team that went all the way to the championship finals last season, their challenge to win wire-to-wire this season feels even more great. Teams that advanced to the championship game in the previous season may feel relatively burdened with preparing for the new season as the off-season break period is shorter than other clubs. However, KGC has won 4 consecutive wins since the opening game and has been in first place, and has maintained its lead so far.
Regarding the secret to maintaining 1st place, KGC coach Kim Sang-sik said, “There is still a long way to go. Rather than telling the players, ‘Let’s keep 1st place’, we are saying, ‘If you do your best in a game, the results will follow’.”
In addition, KGC captain Yang Hee-jong said, “The most important thing is that the players and coaching staff firmly take their faith. 카지노사이트 All players are doing their part 120%. I am grateful for the fact that they are playing with their mental strength in every game even if they are not in good health.” He revealed the reason for the team’s leading position.
The more frightening thing about KGC is that they are working this season with the mind of a ‘challenger’. KGC, which finished runner-up after losing 1 win and 4 losses to Seoul SK in the championship match last season, is not complacent with the fact that it is currently in the lead, but is hoping for a bigger goal.
Yang Hee-jong said, “I definitely think that SK players are good at basketball. I know when I bump into them. This year, I want to face SK as a whole in the championship match. I will let SK feel the pain of last season’s KGC. I will do it,” he said, revealing his firm will to take revenge on the best stage. As if reflecting the determination to avenge last year’s revenge, KGC is running ahead of SK with 3 wins and 1 loss this season.
In the 2018-2019 season, Hyundai Mobis is the only team that has won the championship match following the regular league’Wire to Wire’ victory. Can KGC add their names to the only great record in KBL history? The amazing moves they are showing this season are adding to the belief that they can do it in difficult challenges.