Wonju DB and Suwon KT will face off for the fourth time this season. Attention is focusing on whether KT, which has not been able to continue its upward trend, will succeed in reversing the atmosphere against DB.
▶Wonju DB (13 wins, 20 losses, 8th place) vs Suwon KT (14 wins, 18 losses, 7th place)
January 23rd (Mon) 2pm, Wonju Sports Complex SPOTV2 / SPOTV ON
– against Baby Hulk Ha Yoon-gi, DB Shall I roar again?
-Special command given to KT, induce DB turnover
-DB aiming for victory, 3-point shot must explode
KT, which recruited new foreign players Jarrod Jones and Lester Prosper, rode a terrifying upward trend from the middle of the 3rd round. He ran for six consecutive wins and jumped into a mid-level fight at once. But lately it has stalled again. After 6 consecutive wins, they have only 1 win and 3 losses in 4 games. If you lose to the 8th place DB on this day, you can go down to the bottom again because the ride is narrowed to 0.5 games. So, you have to do your best to win. 안전놀이터
This season, KT is ahead of DB with 2 wins and 1 loss. He grabbed an average of 37.3 rebounds in 3 games and took the lead in the height fight. This is higher than the season average (34.9). At the center is Ha Yoon-gi. Ha Yoon-gi, who is showing a clear growth this season, played an active role in the DB game with an average of 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 3 games. In particular, in the 3rd round confrontation, he completely dominated the goal with 17 points and 14 rebounds. If Ha Yoon-gi gives strength from the bottom of the goal once again, KT will be able to solve the game more easily.
Another thing KT should aim for is DB turnover. This season, DB is recording the most errors among 10 clubs with an average of 11.8 turnovers. Against KT, he committed 13.0 average turnovers in 3 games. Therefore, KT needs to attack the DB with aggressive steal attempts. In particular, a turnover in the front line leads to an easy fast break. Therefore, as DB’s turnover increases, the game will favor KT.
The DB that opposes this is still shaking. In the first game after acting coach Kim Joo-seong took the helm, they won after an extended bloody battle against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, but lost to Changwon LG and Goyang Carrot. On the 21st, they won against the lowest placed Seoul Samsung, but it was a sweaty victory. This means that the performance is not yet stable. As we are heading towards the middle of the 4th round, there is no place to back down in order to advance to the playoffs. Now, every match has to be full-on.
In order for DB to catch KT, the offensive power must come alive. The average score of 3 games against KT was 74.3 points, which is far short of the season average score of 80.5 points. The biggest reason is that the 3-point shot was silent. This season, DB is recording an average of 6.4 3-pointers and a success rate of 32.5%. However, against KT, he only put in an average of 5.3 in 3 games. The success rate was also low at 27.1%. DB, who struggled in the height fight, can bring the atmosphere only when the outside shot explodes. This is why Lee Seon Albano, Choi Seung-wook, and Kang Sang-jae have to give their strength.