Suwon KT and Jeonju KCC will face off for the fourth time. I am curious about the results of whether KT, which has been on the rise, can beat KCC, which is recording all losses this season, and rise to the middle ranks.
▶Suwon KT (13 wins, 16 losses, 7th place) vs Jeonju KCC (15 wins, 15 losses, 6th place)
January 10th (Tue) 7pm, Suwon KT Sonicboom Arena / SPOTV
-KT, 6th place KCC in case of victory 0.5 game difference -KT needs
to pay attention to defense
-KCC’s key to victory ‘rebound’
KT’s recent rise is unusual. After new foreign players Jarrod Jones and Lester Prosper joined, they are recording 6 wins and 1 loss in 7 games. On the 8th, they lost against Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan and ended their 6-game winning streak, but they are clearly showing a different performance. If they win against 6th place KCC on this day, the gap between the two teams will be narrowed to 0.5 games. At the same time, you will be able to jump into the mid-level fight in earnest.
However, KCC is not an easy opponent for KT. They haven’t won a single win in their previous three matches. The biggest reason is that the defense collapsed. KT gave an average of 95.3 points against KCC. This is an overwhelmingly higher figure compared to the season average conceded (80.6 points). In particular, he allowed an average of 9.0 3-pointers, revealing loopholes in the perimeter defense. KCC’s average 3-point shot success rate against KT was 50.9%. Therefore, in order for KT to win its first win of the season against KCC, it is necessary to focus on defense.
In the attack, Yang Hong-seok needs to give strength. This season, Yang Hong-seok played an average of 31 minutes and 52 seconds in 28 games, recording 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists. However, when I met KCC, it became smaller. He averaged only 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2 games, excluding 1 game he missed due to poor conditioning. He even went scoreless in the 3rd round head-to-head. Currently, KT’s ace is Yang Hong-seok. Only when Yang Hong-seok plays an active role in the offense can KT take one step closer to victory. 안전놀이터
On the other hand, KCC, which is facing this, also wants to win in order not to go down to the bottom again. KCC is looking for a strong team with 6 wins and 3 losses in the 3rd round. Even after entering the 4th round, they are cruising with 2 wins and 1 loss. It is not an overwhelming performance, but it is a team that can rise to the top at any time, so it seems that they will aim for the 6th place shooter through today’s game.
The key to KCC’s victory is the rebound. This season, KCC is ranked 7th out of 10 clubs with an average of 33.9 rebounds. In the game against KT, he recorded an average of 32.7 rebounds in three games less than this. It’s not a lot, but it tied KT’s average rebound at 28.7. Although the number of rebounds is small, it clearly means that he has the upper hand in the height fight. Recently, in KCC, La Gun-ah and Lee Seung-hyun are showing good condition. Therefore, it is expected that it will be easier to solve the game if KT attacks the bottom of the goal.