Professional basketball’s Seoul SK has moved into second place in the Korean Basketball Organization (KBO) standings after halting a seven-game winning streak by leader Wonju DB.
SK won 86-80 at home against DB in the 2023-2024 regular season at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on Thursday.
SK, which has won its last four games in a row and 10 straight at home, moved into a tie for second place with Changwon LG with an 8-4 record.
DB, on the other hand, saw its six-game winning streak and seven-game road winning streak come to an end. At 13-2, DB remains in sole possession of first place, but the gap between them and second place has shrunk to 3.5 games.
SK took a 74-73 lead on a Jamil Warney three-pointer with just over four minutes left in the game, and then extended the lead to 78-73 with 3:09 to play on a fastbreak layup by Kim Sun-hyung and another Warney score.
A desperate DB attempted a three-pointer by Kang Sang-jae but missed, and SK again extended the lead to 80-73 with 2:39 left in regulation on a fastbreak basket by Oh Se-geun to seal the victory.
SK was led by Warney, who played all 40 minutes, with 32 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists, while Ahn Young-jun, who recently returned to the team after being discharged from the military, added 21 points.
DB was paced by Dedrick Lawson with a triple-double of 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists, but suffered its second loss of the season.
At Anyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, visiting Suwon KT defeated Anyang Jungkwanjang 94-85.
For KT, Heo Hoon scored 19 points, including five three-pointers, to rescue his team from a recent three-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, Jeong Kwanjang, who were looking for their third straight win, were down by as many as 18 points at one point, despite Daryl Monroe’s 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
With the loss, Chung Kwan-jang, who was in second place prior to the game, dropped to fourth place with a 9-5 record, trailing only SK and LG in terms of winning percentage. 토토사이트