Wonju DB, led by head coach Kim Joo-sung, won its first six consecutive games in 12 seasons.

DB came from behind to win 90-79 against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2023-24 professional basketball away game held at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium on the 5th.

Didrick Lawson scored 36 points and 11 rebounds to lead the victory, intensively scoring points in the match. Lee Sun Albano, Kim Jong-kyu and Kang Sang-jae contributed with 14, 13 and 10 points, respectively.

DB maintained its sole lead by winning six consecutive games in the opening game. The distance between second-place Busan KCC (2 wins and 1 loss) is 2.5 games. DB’s opening six consecutive wins are the first since it won eight consecutive games in the 2011-12 season.

Lee Woo-suk (19 points) and Gage Prim (18 points and 11 rebounds) fought hard, but Hyundai Mobis (4 wins and 3 losses), which failed to overcome the injury gap of the main guard, fell to joint third place with Changwon LG.

DB gave up 17 points only on quick attack in the first half of the day, falling behind in speed. At the beginning of the second quarter, they trailed by 19-38 to 19 points. DB, which entered the second half by narrowing the gap to 40-54, dominated the atmosphere as Lawson, who scored only 12 points in the first half, swept 15 points in the third quarter alone. He also increased the defensive intensity and tied the opponent’s score at 13 points to tie 67-67, laying the groundwork for the reversal.

In the middle of the fourth quarter, DB tied Kim Jong-kyu’s two free throws, Lawson’s three-point and two-point shots to turn the game around with nine consecutive points. With a 79-77 lead four minutes before the end of the game, Park In-woong (3 points) shot a three-point shot and Kang Sang-jae hit two free throws on the rim to widen the gap to 84-77. When Hyundai Mobis Ham Ji-hoon (11 points) fought back with two points, Albano hit three points again, and Choi Seung-wook (7 points) dunked and ran 88-79 to decide the game.

Anyang Jeong Kwan-jang beat Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 91-80 with six players, including Choi Sung-won (20 points), evenly scoring double-digit points in the away game. Jeong Kwan-jang, who had three wins and three losses, tied for fifth, and Korea Gas Corporation (1 win and five losses), which lost three consecutive games, came in 10th.


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