KBL makes historic return to Busan, defeats Samsung in first game back in KCC’s old stomping grounds, sells out 8780 fans, Hwoong 26 points

Men’s professional basketball made a historic return to Busan.

The Busan KCC Aegis defeated the Seoul Samsung Thunder 106-100 at home in the first round of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association (KBA) on Feb. 22 at Busan Sajik Gymnasium. 텍사스홀덤 It was the first win of the season. Samsung suffered its first loss of the season.

KCC moved its home this season from Jeonju to Busan. This is the KBL’s first return to Busan in three seasons after KT left for Suwon at the end of the 2020-2021 season. They will play their home games alongside BNK of the WKBL. The first game of the historic move drew 8780 fans. It was a sellout.

KCC was led by Heo with 23 points including two three-pointers, Lee Seung-hyun with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Alize DeShawn Johnson with 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. It’s notable that Johnson, the tournament MVP, was the first-option foreign player over Lagana in the regular season. Ragan added nine points in 17 minutes and 40 seconds.

For Samsung, Lee Jung-hyun had 19 points, Kofi Coburn 18, Aban Nava 17, and Kim Si-rae 16.

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