It was ‘show time’ for Paris Bass.

Bass (28-207 cm), a foreign player for Suwon KT, scored 43 points (9 rebounds) in 40 minutes of full-time action in the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball League away game against Wonju DB on Sunday. It was his most points since making his Korean debut this season. Led by Bass, KT defeated leading DB 90-82 to win their second straight game and stay in third place (14-7).

Bass scored 17 points in the first quarter. He had a good feel for mid-range shooting, as his three-point percentage (58% – 7 of 12) was higher than his two-point percentage (57% – 8 of 14) on the day. They responded to KT head coach Song Young-jin’s pregame encouragement to “win the ego battle with (DB’s) Lawson” with a flurry of scoring. Bass’ season scoring average (24.5 ppg) is second only to Seoul SK’s Jamil Warney (26.3 ppg). KT guard Jung Sung-woo chipped in 17 points (7 assists), including four 3-pointers, to fill the void left by Heo Hoon (28), who was recently diagnosed with a broken nose and is out for four weeks.

Top-ranked DB (18-5) couldn’t shake off the aftereffects of an 88-94 loss to Busan KCC on Dec. 15 and suffered its first two-game losing streak of the season. 바카라사이트 They were paced by Dedrick Lawson (24 points, 13 rebounds) and Lee Sun Albano (21 points, 5 assists), but were outrebounded 33-44 (7-16 offensive rebounds).

Changwon LG hosted Seoul Samsung and cruised to a 93-75 victory.

Five players scored in double figures, led by Yang Hong-seok (26 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists). Second-place LG (16-6) closed the gap on first-place DB to 1.5 games.

Busan KCC defeated Goyang Sono 69-61 at home. With their third straight win, KCC (9-9) returned to the 5-percent win column and moved up from sixth to fifth. Eighth-ranked Sono (8-13) dropped its fifth straight game. One of their leading scorers, Jeon Sung-hyun (32), was held to two points.

In the women’s professional basketball, home team Busan BNK beat Incheon Shinhan Bank 87-76 to snap a five-game losing streak. Guard Lee So-hee (23) scored 28 points, her most since her debut in 2019. BNK moved into fifth place (4-9), while Shinhan Bank remained in last place (1-12).

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