SJ Belangel's Daegu KOGAS Pegasus rung in the new year with a win streak as they claimed back-to-back victories with an 83-77 conquest of Seoul Samsung Thunders on Saturday in the 2022-23 KBL season at Daegu Gymnasium.
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The Filipino guard, though, was benched in the affair as the home team climbed up to a 12-16 record.
Former San Miguel import Devon Scott made his debut with 15 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Lee Dae-heon also got 15 points to lead Daegu.
Seoul continues to wait for Justine Baltazar's arrival as it holds a 10-20 card.
The Fil-Am guard produced nine points, eight dimes, three boards, and three steals to push his side to a 12-18 slate.
It also wasted Abarrientos' 21-point performance as he shot 7-of-14 from deep, alongside five assists and two rebounds to slide to 16-13.
Justin Gutang also missed out on a double-double in Changwon LG Sakers' 73-64 defeat to Goyang Carrot Jumpers at Changwon Gymnasium.
He nabbed eight points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes as the hosts fell to 16-12.
Meanwhile, Rhenz Abando was a non-factor in Anyang KGC's slim 85-83 defeat to Suwon KT SonicBoom at Anyang Gymnasium on Friday.
The former NCAA MVP produced only three points and an assist in 10 minutes of action as Anyang saw the end of its four-game win streak and fell to 20-9.
Suwon, meanwhile, rose to 13-15 as it awaits for the debut of Dave Ildefonso in Korea.