Busan KCC defeated Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the finals of the 2023 KBL Cup, 81-76. It is KCC’s first title since joining the league in 2020. Also, KCC moved its home from Jeonju to Busan before the 2023-2024 season started.
However, Hyundai Mobis had to settle for second place. The team got second place in the KBL in two straight seasons.
Many people like to bet on basketball in Korea. However, the big winner is KCC. The champs earned 50 million won in prize money. On the other hand, Hyundai Mobis received 30 million won as runners-up.
Alize DeShawn Johnson, a new international player for KCC, was a significant factor in the team’s championship victory by scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Due to his injuries, Johnson was voted the tournament’s MVP and awarded 3,000,000 Won. Choi Jun-yong contributed 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Heo Woong scored 15 points and dished out 5 assists.
Busan KCC Defeated Ulsan Hyundai Mobis
With 12 points in the first quarter, Lee Woo-seok helped put Hyundai Mobis up by a comfortable margin (35-15) in the second. In the second quarter, however, the mood changed at KCC. The game was tied at 52 after a 14-point outburst by Johnson and 9 from Geun-Hwi Lee.
In the third quarter, the intensity of the fight remained high. The cat-and-mouse game continued until no more than four points separated the teams. In the fourth quarter, the momentum shifted in KCC’s favor.
Heo Woong’s 3-pointer put KCC back in front, 69-68, and subsequent baskets from Jones, Lee Ho-hyun, and Choi Jun-yong extended their lead to 77-70. Hyundai Mobis kept pressing the issue with long-range shooting from Aluma and Kim Tae-wan, but they were unsuccessful, to the dismay of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus betting fans.
Meanwhile, in this cup competition, 11 teams (10 professional basketball clubs and the Executive Director of the Armed Forces Athletic Corps) were split into 4 groups. They competed in the group stage before the top 4 teams met in a tournament to determine the champion.
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