A miracle of 0.8 seconds… KGC ‘Reversal Drama’
Anyang KGC secured the top spot by winning a dramatic comeback after overtime against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, which was inferior this season.
In the 2022-23 professional basketball regular season home game held at Anyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province on the 29th, KGC started with Byun Jun-hyeong (26 points, 4 3-point shots) and Oh Se-geun (18 points, 11 rebounds) as a stepping stone to Lee Dae-seong (29 points). Korea Gas Corporation was defeated 87-85. With a record of 24 wins and 11 losses, KGC beat Suwon kt 81-80 that day and maintained a two-game gap with second place Changwon LG (22 wins and 13 losses), who won two consecutive victories. In addition, the gas corporation and the season were balanced with 2 wins and 2 losses. KOGAS, which lost to Seoul SK the previous day after a third overtime, lost the victory after an overtime fight and fell into a three-game losing streak. 9th, 2 games behind kt (15-20), 8th with 13 wins and 22 losses.
It was a back-to-back match between the teams, who had been thinking about the defeat the previous day, but the burden of physical strength of KOGAS, which went to the third extension, was greater. KGC showed dominance in the perimeter and rebounds and led 35-21 in the middle of the second quarter, but was pursued by Gas Corporation with Lee Dae-sung and Lee Dae-heon (10 points) and Jeong Hyo-geun메이저놀이터 at the fore. Also, in the 4th quarter, it was tied to 3 points in 5 minutes, and it gave up points repeatedly, and eventually, 5 minutes before the end of the quarter, Sam Joseph Belrangel (9 points) hit a jumper and turned it over 61-62. Afterwards, Belrangel’s 3-pointer exploded, leading to a 5-point lead, but with 0.8 seconds left at the end of the quarter, Darryl Monroe (14 points, 9 rebounds) made two free throws to extend the game into overtime.
In the extension, Byun Jun-hyung shone. 83-83, 85-85 3 points and plotters were put into the mold to create a tie. Then Monroe got an offensive rebound two seconds before the end of the game and scored a shot under the goal, giving KGC the victory.
On the other hand, Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated SK, which had a hole in the outside, 79-65 at home with Ronjay Avarientos (20 points, 4 3-point shots) and Gage Prim (17 points, 13 rebounds) in charge of the inside and outside. . 3rd place Hyundai Mobis (22-14), who won 5 consecutive wins, widened the gap to 4th place SK (20-15), which stopped at 3 consecutive wins, to 1.5 games.