“Heo Hoon’s full-time effort earns praise from enemy captain—KT defeats KCC to even championship series at 1-1

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Busan KCC head coach Jeon Chang-jin praised Heo Hoon (KT) after the 2023-2024 Jungkwanjang Professional Basketball Championship Finals (7 games to 4) at KT Arena in Suwon on Monday. He said, “He was amazing. In the championship game, players should play with that mentality. We were too complacent, and that eventually led to our defense.”

Hehun scored 12 points in Game 1 on Nov. 27. However, the team did not live up to its name as it shot just 36.4 percent from the field. KT also suffered a 17-point loss at home. 먹튀검증 Heo Hoon’s pride was crumpled.

Game 2 was determined. Hehun played a full 40 minutes without taking a single second off, and KT was able to smile again.

He finished with a 22-point, 10-assist “double-double” to lead his team to a 101-97 victory. Paris Bass was the top scorer on the night (36 points, 11 rebounds), but Heo stood out for a reason.

Bass was held “scoreless” in the first half. He missed some easy shots and certainly wasn’t the same player he was in Game 1, when he scored 20 points in the first half alone.

But Heo gave Bass plenty of time to explode. After leading KT’s offense with nine points in the first quarter, Heo scored nine points in the second quarter, including three three-pointers, to lead the team to 18 points in the first half. KCC led 53-44 at the half behind Alize DeShawn Johnson (29 points), who scored 23 points in the second quarter alone, but Heo did his part.

Finally, Bass exploded in the second half after being rested in the second quarter. Bass did all of his damage in the third quarter, scoring 23 points in the quarter alone. A revitalized KT, led by Ha Yoon-ki (13 points, 10 rebounds), closed the third quarter with a 79-73 lead and held off a late KCC charge in the fourth quarter to secure the win. In the second half, Heo Hoon, whose scoring was relatively low as Bath’s offense came alive, assisted on Ha Yoon-ki’s dunk to make it 100-97 with 1:03 left in the game, and with 6.4 seconds left in regulation, he made 1 of 2 free throws after being fouled and then intentionally missed the second, giving his opponent no time to call a timeout.

With the championship tied 1-1, the series now moves to Busan for Games 3 and 4. The third game between the two teams will be held on May 1 at Busan Sajik Gymnasium.

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