2012.2.21 WEEKLY GLANCEThe Wonju Dongbu Promy, which has already clinched the regular season championship, made history after beating Jeonju KCC Egis 86-71 on Saturday.
The win meant the team broke three records with a single victory. First, it broke the record for longest winning streak, previously held by the Anyang SBS (currently the KGC) who went 15 games without defeat in the 2004-5 season. In addition, the Promy overhauled Busan KT Sonicboom’s single season victory record with 42 wins (the Sonicboom won 41 games last season).
Finally the Promy also became the team with the highest winning percentage in the regular season. It has five games left until the end of season and will try to extend these records, but even if the team loses all five games, it will maintain a winning percentage of 0.778, which will surpass the 0.762 winning percentage set in 1997 by Kia Enterprise, the team in which Promy coach Kang Dong-hee won the MVP as a point guard.
If the Promy collects only two wins from the remaining five games, it will be the first team in KBL history to mark a winning percentage over 0.800.
Although coach Kang has said that he may rest players in anticipation of the playoffs, the team will likely extend their new records.
The Promy will meet the Seoul SK Knights tomorrow, before facing the Incheon ET Land Elephants on Saturday, followed by the Goyang Orions the following day. The Knights and Orions have yet to beat the Promy this season, while the Elephants won only once from their five encounters.
Meanwhile, the six teams that will participate in the playoffs are set but the exact lineup is yet to be determined. The Ulsan Mobis Phoebus, who is on a seven-game winning streak, will look for their chance to climb to fourth place in the table as it is only one game behind the Egis.
The Phoebus will meet the Changwon LG Sakers tomorrow, but will face a tough weekend as they meet KGC on Saturday - which finalized second place by beating the Sonicboom 73-51 on Sunday - and third place Sonicboom the next day.