07 May

Cool-Headed Woong vs Fighting Spirit Hoon... Who will Laugh in the 4th Game of the Professional Basketball Championship?

Game 4 on the 3rd amid expectations of ‘10,000 spectators’ for the second consecutive time… Strengthening KCC or KT counterattack?

The match between brothers Heo Woong (30, KCC) and Heo Hoon (28, KT), which took place in the professional basketball championship game, is reaching its climax, decorating the court brilliantly.

In the 2023-2024 professional basketball championship match, which started on the 27th of last month and played three games, Busan KCC had an advantage over Suwon KT with 2 wins and 1 loss.

After KCC won 90-73 in the first game, KT counterattacked by winning 101-97 on the 29th of last month, and in the third game on the 1st, which was moved to Busan, KCC took the lead with a new win of 92-89.

This championship attracted attention even before the start as it was a match between brothers Heo Woong, who received the most popularity award in professional basketball history (5 times) and ranked first in the All-Star voting for 3 consecutive years, and Heo Hoon, the 2019-2020 season's Most Valuable Player (MVP), and they lived up to expectations.

He is leading the atmosphere with his activities.

Older brother Heo Woong led the team to victory by scoring a team-high 17 points in the first game, and contributed 16 points in the second game, which KCC lost.

In the 3rd game, which could be considered a watershed from 1 win and 1 loss, Heo Woong stood at the center of the 'super team' KCC, scoring 26 points, the most on the team, including 3 3-point shots, and providing 7 assists.

His younger brother Heo Hoon, who has been suffering from bad thighs and ankles since the playoffs, is heating up the court with his fighting spirit.

He played only about 23 minutes in the first game, scoring 12 points and 4 assists, but played full time in the second game and led the way to KT's victory with 22 points and 10 assists.

In the 3rd game, he went on the court without resting for 40 minutes and scored 37 points, the most for both teams, struggling in the loss.

In Game 3, when the score was 51-51 in the third quarter, Heo Woong hit a 3-point shot to give KCC the lead, and Heo Hoon countered with an outside shot, and then Heo Woong made a 3-point play again to turn up the heat.

After Game 3, Heo Woong said, "As someone who plays, I respect the fact that Hoon played 80 minutes (games 2 and 3)," and praised his younger brother as the "number one point guard."

However, he emphasized, "It's not a problem to play in the championship game with Hooni. It's a very precious game to me.

I don't want to miss the opportunity to win," and added, "I'm playing desperately and cool-headed in every game throughout the playoffs."

Their uncompromising competition for the trophy that only one person can have is leading to box office success.

The first and second games held at Suwon KT Arena sold out all 3,600 seats, and the third game, the first championship game held in Busan in 17 years, attracted 10,496 people, making it the first professional basketball game in 12 years to have 10,000 spectators. 'The game came out.

Game 4, which will be held at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan starting at 7 p.m. on the 3rd, is a game that could decide the direction of the series.

If KCC wins again, they will run away with 3 wins and 1 loss, getting closer to winning for the first time in 13 years, and if KT counterattacks and makes it 2 wins and 2 losses, the game will fall into the fog.

With the attendance likely to reach 10,000 for two consecutive games, the atmosphere in the stands is expected to reach its peak.

As of 11 a.m. on the 2nd, most of the seats for Game 4 had already been sold, and about 800 seats remained on the 3rd and 4th floors, which were additionally opened for this championship game.

Sajik Gymnasium, which is open to the fourth floor, can accommodate up to 10,800 people.

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