Daegu Korea Gas Corporation has lost nine straight games, tying the franchise record set last season.
Against Anyang Jeongguanjang at 토토사이트 Daegu Gymnasium on the evening of the 21st, GAS gave up a whopping 41 points in the first quarter, including eight 3-pointers, and eventually surrendered a 16-point lead, 48-64, after allowing 11 3-pointers in the first half alone.
With Kim Nak-hyun out of the game after the first quarter due to discomfort in his knee, GASCO kept up its third- and fourth-quarter rallies behind scores from Nicholson and Lee Dae-heon, but ultimately fell short of escaping with a 93-98 loss.
While GASG was unable to block Chung’s three-pointers on defense, GASG missed a whopping eight free throws on offense, which proved to be the difference in the six-point loss.
Struggling with free throws throughout the game, Gasworks made just 7 of 15 free throws, less than half of their attempts, and were outrebounded 26-28 and outblocked 0-4 by Jung Kwan-jang.
GAS has the lowest free throw percentage in the league this season, and rebounding is also poor at 9th in the league, making free throws and rebounding the biggest contributors to the losing streak.
Commenting on the team’s second-half comeback, which saw them catch up to a four-point deficit just before the end, coach Kang Hyuk said, “The part where we didn’t give up in the second half is hopeful,” but he also apologized for not being able to end the losing streak at home.
The 10th-ranked Gasworks, who are in the midst of their longest losing streak in franchise history, will attempt to snap their losing streak against ninth-ranked Seoul Samseong, who are one game behind them, on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Seoul.