It was a victory for the small lineup. Jeonju KCC Egis defeated Suwon KT Sonicboom.
KCC defeated KT 89-77 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league home game held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 20th.
In KCC, Laguna (30 points, 13 rebounds) and Heo Woong (14 points) led the attack, and Ronde Hollis Jefferson (9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) played a big role in the 4th quarter. KT’s substitute foreign player Lester Prosper scored 31 points, including 4 3-point shots.
KCC tied for 7th with 10 wins and 13 losses, and KT ranked last with 7 wins and 15 losses.
KT was a big lineup. In place of Landry Nnoko, who was kicked out due to lack of skills, Prosper, a naturalized player of the Indonesian national team, was brought in.
Prosper, a 2m7 authentic big man, has the ability to shoot outside. good score However, the overall speed is slow. KT planned to put strong pressure on KCC by using tall wingmen such as Ha Yoon-gi, Yang Hong-seok, and Kim Young-hwan at the same time.
Before the game, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “KT’s big lineup is definitely conscious. There will be a situation where Heo Woong has to block Kim Young-hwan. However, I will try to overcome it with speed.”
Prosper focused on 8 points in the first quarter. He hit the 3-pointer as well as the mid-jumper. However, there were problems with the outer defense. Laguna exploded a whopping 16 points in the first quarter. All two 3-point shots were open chances. KCC’s quick passwork and instant pop movement gave him a chance. The first half ended with KCC leading 40-37, 3 points. In the first half, Laguna scored 18 points (2 3-point shots) and Prosper 19 points (2 3-point shots).
Early in the second half, Laguna shone.
After blocking Jung Sung-Woo’s penetration under the goal, he made a quick attack. Won all 1-on-1 post-up battles with Prosper in the back of the net. Heo Woong also scored 5 points including a 3-point shot.
On the other hand, KT’s attack efficiency dropped sharply, with Prosper committing a traveling violation. When KT put Anoshike in and followed up with 5 points in a row, Laguna grabbed 2 offensive rebounds in a row and succeeded in breaking through the goal, creating a basket count. 64-55, 9 points KCC lead.
However, in KCC, the physical burden of the main players was still there. On the other hand, KT rotated a lot with its rich player base.
The beginning of the fourth quarter was important. An unexpected situation happened. It was ‘Jefferson Time’.
KCC replaced Jefferson with Laguna. Jefferson stabbed the weakness of the KT Big lineup as it was. 2 points lightly with a breakthrough under the goal mixed with a hesitation move. After breaking through, he created a perfect open 3-point shot opportunity for Kim Ji-wan. hit. 토토
Afterwards, when Jefferson’s shot under the goal misfired after breaking through, he tipped in as it was. Successively made sharp under-the-goal breakthroughs. As Jefferson led the attack, the KCC’s perimeter began to explode. In the end, with 4 minutes and 26 seconds left in the game, Kim Ji-wan’s 3-pointer exploded and the win or loss was virtually decided. 81-62, KCC lead by 19 points.
KT’s new 2-option foreign player Prosper showed a strong impression in scoring. The power-driven post-up was clunky, but powerful, and boasted a wide attack range while exploding 3-pointers. However, in defense, there was a limit to slow instantaneous power.