Changwon LG, which was strong only in away games, is gradually getting used to home wins. With a home win rate of 50% coming soon, Malcolm Thomas (DB) returned to KBL after 12 years.
▶Changwon LG (23 wins, 13 losses, 2nd place) vs Wonju DB (16 wins, 20 losses, a tie for 6th place)
February 3rd (Fri) 7pm, Changwon Gymnasium SPOTV / SPOTV ON
- 50% home win rate when LG wins Return
-Thomas returns after 40-90 days
-Confrontation between 2nd and 3rd place in a quick attack
‘Away Women’s Po’ LG is also repaying the support of home fans. At one time, the home win rate fell to .375 (6-10), but recently, it has been sprinting for three home wins in a row and raised it to .474 (9-10). If you beat the DB, you will record a home win rate of 50% for the first time since the DB match on November 1st of last year.
LG, which ranks first in this category with an average of 76.6 runs, has recently revived the power of a quick attack. Recording an average of 4.6, it rose to second place after Seoul SK (5.7), the ‘pronoun of quick attack’. In the match against SK on the 1st, they made a come-from-behind victory by 17 points by setting a counterfire with 6 quick attacks.
It is also an element that the DB should be wary of. DB is the team that is committing the highest 84.1 runs in the league. The speed allowed is 5th with 3.8. What is encouraging is that the team has been stabilizing quickly after the appointment of Kim Joo-sung as acting manager. DB recorded 5 wins and 2 losses in 7 games after Kim Joo-sung’s acting manager system, and only 79.3 points were lost.
After the 2017-2018 season, the game to advance to the playoffs for the first time in 5 seasons was also raised (in the 2019-2020 season, they won a joint championship with SK in the regular league, but the playoffs were not held due to the aftermath of Corona 19). Replaced Dewan Hernandez with Malcolm Thomas. Hernandez recorded an average of 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in 29 games, but he was a foreign player whose limitations were evident due to his insincere defense and stark weakness (shooting distance).
Thomas, who filled Hernandez’s place, is a familiar face to KBL fans. He played for Ulsan Mobis (now Hyundai Mobis) in the 2011-2012 season. He averaged 20.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.8 blocked shots in 17 games, averaging 37 minutes and 53 seconds, but was kicked out early in the season. 안전놀이터
At the time, the KBL foreign player system was one player with one player. Thomas had excellent mobility, such as taking on the role of a fast-paced trailer as well, but his weakness, his physical strength, was more prominent due to regulations. In fact, Thomas scored an average of 4.7 points in the 4th quarter, the match-up, the second lowest after the 2nd quarter (4.5 points).
In the current system of two players and one player, Thomas’ advantage may be maximized. Depending on the situation, it is also possible to relieve Kim Jong-kyu’s physical burden. It remains to be seen whether DB, which ranks third in quick attacks (4.4) after SK and LG, will enjoy the Thomas effect and escape from its 3-game losing streak against LG.
On the other hand, if you play in an away game against LG, it will be Thomas’ first return to KBL in 4090 days. The last game before expulsion was also an away game against LG on November 23, 2011.