‘Perfect Game’ Doo Kyung-min reveals the gloomy DB future

Doo Kyung-min played a perfect game and lightened the DB step. 

Doo Kyung-min scored 43 points and 8 assists in the 2022-23 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball match against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation at the Daegu Indoor Gymnasium on the 18th. DB played by Doo Kyung-min added Leonard Freeman (14 points, 8 rebounds) and Kim Jong-gyu (15 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists) to beat Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 111-80. As a result of the day, DB recorded 9 wins and 13 losses, and moved up two steps to 7th place with Jeonju KCC and Seoul Samsung.

Doo Kyung-min was included in the starting lineup and started the game. Before the game, coach Yoo Do-hoon said, “I’m going to replace Doo Kyung-min with Park Ji-hoon. Last time, Shin Seung-min’s defense was regretful.” Director Lee Sang-beom said, “(Two) Kyung-min came back from injury and were physically fine. He used to put it in the 2nd quarter. You can increase the time when you get a certain angle. He is increasing his playing time. But each day is different. When things are not going well, the sixth man should be active. I have to send out the starting today and see. He wants to win against Gas Corporation, but his body has to follow.”

DB was in the middle of 8 consecutive losses to Korea Gas Corporation, including last season. For DB and Doo Kyung-min, this match was a significant one. Escaping a losing streak, fighting for rankings, and two consecutive losses for Du Gyeong-min, who played for Korea Gas Corporation last season, was a crack in his pride.

To start with the conclusion, the two Kyung-mins achieved a great victory for their team with the best performance of their KBL careers. He showed impeccable performance in everything, escaping from 8 consecutive losses and reviving his pride, which had been crumpled by 2 consecutive losses this season.

Doo Kyung-min, included in the starting lineup, flew from the first quarter. Let’s start with the record. scored 15 points. He threw four 3-pointers and made two. All 2 points (2/2) broke the rim. He also scored 5 free throws. All scores were converted into points. He left a field goal success rate of 67% and a free throw success rate of 100%. The 4 assists were a bonus. It led to Freeman’s shot under the goal.

It was mainly a 2v2 attack from 45 degree or tower. Doo Kyung-min, who started with a 3-point shot, broke through the gas corporation defense that was pressuring him through the press afterwards. After breaking through, Doo Kyung-min, who had two or three defenses attached to himself, accumulated an attack point by delivering assist passes to Freeman, who was cut into the under basket.

The fouls obtained in the process of breaking through and shooting were converted into free throws, and as mentioned above, all five were successful.

DB scored a whopping 37 points in the first quarter. Doo Kyung-min scored 23 points directly or indirectly. It was more than 60% of team scoring. He couldn’t have been a great performer. DB gave up 28 points, but was able to take a lead by 9 points.

Even in the second quarter, Doo Kyung-min’s performance did not stop. It was just ‘amazing’. He made 12 points. All of those goals were made with 3-pointers. I threw 5 and 4 broke the rim. The success rate is 80%. It was on the level of a gentleman. He also added two assists. Treadwell changed all of them to bottom-of-the-bond shots. DB drove 29 points in the second quarter. Following the first quarter, he left a scoring contribution of over 50%.  

It was an activity in the first half suitable for ‘Amazing’.

Even in the third quarter, Doo Kyung-min did not stop. After the first half, they scored in double digits again. It was exactly 10 points. He threw 4 field shots (1/2 2-point shots, 2/2 3-point shots) and made 3 of them, and got two free throws, all of which broke the rim. Added one assist. DB concentrated 25 points by adding performances such as Lee Seon Albano (4 points) and Choi Seung-wook (4 points), and led by 23 points with 91-68, virtually deciding the game.

It was a great victory made amid Du Kyung-min’s crazy performance, and it was the moment to escape from the chain of 8 consecutive losses before Daegas Corporation. In addition, it was a DB that enjoyed the bonus effect of escaping from the lower ranks with the victory and establishing a bridgehead to advance to the middle ranks. 토토

‘Perfect Game’

It was a word that passed through my head after the game. After the game, Doo Kyung-min said, “Today is just one game. There is a stage that the team is looking at. Daegu was lagging behind in the opponent’s record. The players were also feeling uncomfortable. So it seems that there was something more focused. I think the poor performance in the previous game was an opportunity to focus more. As (Kim) Jong-kyu gets better, the team is normalizing. There are only positive factors left. I think that part is more meaningful.” Regarding the assists that recorded 7, he said, “Jong-gyu or Freeman moved better than I did well. There was a belief that ‘I will solve it’. Playing comfortably led to good processes and results. I think today’s game has a synergistic effect. There are times when the shot goes in and times when it doesn’t. I don’t want to give meaning to the shot. The synergistic effect is much more encouraging.”

The score of 43 points made by Kyung-Min Doo on this day is a record corresponding to a career high. The previous record was 32 points made before Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation on January 16, 2018. He also set a record for most 3-pointers with 9. The previous record was 7 made before Seoul SK on October 23, 2022.

There were also other records. The 43 points and 9 3-point shots are the most records for a game this season, and the record for a domestic player to produce more than 40 points in a game is 3 years and 11 since the 49 points written by Kim Seon-hyung of Seoul SK in a game against Busan KT on January 5, 2019. It’s been months.

DB, which was in crisis after repeating consecutive losses in the second round, was able to launch a clear hope for the future with Doo Kyung-min’s performance on this day.