Changwon LG continued its upward trend in the third round of the regular season and moved within striking distance of the top spot.
The team easily defeated the Seoul Samsung 93-75 on Sunday at Changwon Gymnasium in the third round of the 안전카지노사이트 2023-2024 regular season.
The ever-improving Yang Hong-seok scored a team-high 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and was a force on the offensive end. Second-round MVP Asem Marey was solid on the boards with 22 points and 16 rebounds.
Riding a nine-game winning streak at home, LG improved to 16-6 with five wins in its last six games. With leader Wonju DB losing to Suwon KT in the previous game, the gap between LG and DB was reduced to 1.5 games.
LG, which leads the league with an average of 74 points per game this season, held Samsung to under 20 points in the first and second quarters.
Ending the first half 31-28, LG allowed Samsung to score 31 points in the third quarter, prompting LG head coach Cho Sang-hyun to call his players to the bench to reprimand them.
After retooling its “salty defense,” LG limited Samsung to 17 points in the fourth quarter and extended its lead with back-to-back baskets from Jung Hee-jae.
This was Samsung’s seventh straight loss to LG, including all three games against the team this season.