Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Anyang KGC’s Rhenz Abando. –KBL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Rhenz Abando grew to become the primary Filipino participant to succeed in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) Finals regardless of being scoreless in Anyang KGC’s 89-61 rout of the Goyang Carrot Jumpers, 89-61, in semifinals Sport 4 on Wednesday at Goyang Stadium.

Abando missed all his three pictures however had 4 rebounds and a block in 10 minutes of play as Anyang ended their best-of-five semis collection with Goyang with a 3-1 win to forge a Finals showdown with defending champion Seoul SK Knights.

Anyang, which made its third straight Finals look, tries to get again on the Seoul facet that beat them final yr in a titular collection beginning on Tuesday at house.

KGC is searching for to redeem the KBL crown, which it final gained within the 2020-21 season. The franchise is gunning for its fourth general championship within the league.

The previous NCAA MVP grew to become the final Filipino standing within the 2022-23 KBL season as Justin Gutang and the Changwon LG Sakers bought swept by the SK Knights in their very own semis collection.

It has been a historic rookie season for Abando with Anyang as he gained the East Asia Tremendous League champions week crown with a 90-84 victory over Seoul within the winner-take-all Closing final March in Japan.

Abando’s crew additionally gained the common season championship with a 37-17 document, the place they maintain a 3-3 slate in opposition to the SK Knights.

Seong-gon Moon led Anyang in Sport 4 with 22 factors, seven rebounds, and two assists, whereas Oh Se-guen and Jung Joon-won chipped in 16 factors every of their series-clinching win, the place they led as many as 33 factors.

Dedric Lawson was the lone vibrant spot for Goyang with 20 factors and 9 rebounds.

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