In the 5th round against KCC, SK was also pushed back in the 1st quarter.
Seoul SK met Jeonju KCC in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular season game held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 23rd and lost 68-73.
토토사이트SK boasts the best atmosphere recently. In the 5th round, he has 7 wins and 1 loss, and has recently recorded 4 consecutive wins. SK’s last opponent in the 5th round was KCC.
SK recorded 3 wins and 1 loss in the first 4 games against KCC this season. had an advantage over opponents. But it was not an easy game. All four games were won by 10 points or less. The biggest reason SK couldn’t play an easy game was that they were pushed back in the first quarter.
SK scored an average of 15.5 points in the first quarter in 4 games with KCC. On the contrary, it gave 22.2 points to the opponent. Even so, the reason for the victory was that the average earned margin in the fourth quarter was +6.5. (SK’s average score in the first quarter is 20.2 points)
Although they had an advantage in the opponent’s record, the concern for SK coach Jeon Hee-chul was the performance in the first quarter. Coach Jeon, who is about to face KCC in the 5th game, said in an interview before the game, “The start against KCC was bad. averaged 15 points. It was pushed a lot from the first quarter. Still, when we won, we lost and caught up and won. Still, I hope I can go comfortably from the first quarter today. The first quarter is more important today. But we’ve always been pushed back when it’s like this. I believe it will be different this time and I believe in the players.”
He continued, “The reason why the first quarter is important is that the atmosphere from before that can be continued. Our mood is good lately. So, in the last game, I emphasized the game management and atmosphere. skills are similar. You have to catch the mood. In the end, it’s an atmosphere fight. If you take the first quarter comfortably, the game will become easier. Conversely, if we are pushed back in the first quarter, it will be a similar flow as usual,” he said, emphasizing the first quarter.
However, the former director’s wish did not come true. SK’s start was very uneasy. The first goal came in 2 minutes and 29 seconds of the first quarter. Until then, he was blocked by the opponent’s defense and failed to attack one after another, and he could not control the opponent’s attack under the goal. In the meantime, I gave up 8 points to my opponent. The game started at 0-8.
After that, they counterattacked with a quick attack followed by a strong defense. In addition, even the goals of the players came out. As a result, the score gap quickly narrowed. In particular, Choi Bu-gyeong (200cm, F) exerted strength from the bottom of the goal, and Choi Seong-won (184cm, G) and Oh Jae-hyun (187cm, G) exerted strength from the outside. In addition, Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) and Jameel Warney (199cm, C) added to the performance and made a tie. The performance in the second half of the first quarter was decent. However, it was regrettable that they scored 6 points in the first 5 minutes of the quarter.
Although the first quarter, which coach Jeon emphasized, was sluggish compared to usual. However, they caught the flow based on strong defense in the second quarter. They gave only 13 points to their opponent. Conversely, SK widened the score gap thanks to the performances of Heo Il-young (196cm, F) and Choi Bu-kyung. SK scored 21 points only in the second quarter and the score was 37-29.
However, it was pushed back in the third quarter. scored 11 points. He struggled against the opponent’s defense. Kim Seon-hyung scored a quick transition, but was pushed back in the half-court offense. In defense, he could not control Lee Seung-hyun (197cm, F). Warney’s buzzer beater went in, but the score difference was 7 points.
There was also a chance in the 4th quarter. This is because Warney and Kim Seon-hyeong played a big role and led the team’s attack. Thanks to the performance of the two players, they chased it to 65-68 with 2 minutes and 21 seconds left in the game. However, both of his subsequent attempts missed. Although he controlled the opponent’s attack, the biggest difference was that he allowed Jeong Chang-young (193cm, G) an offensive rebound. The rebound was linked to a goal. Eight seconds before the end of the game, Warney added a 3-pointer, but time was running out.
The former coach, who we met after the game, said, “I trusted the players. I hoped that the players would erase the ominous feeling. But it was as expected. It was pushed from the start of the first quarter. And he was pushed in the third quarter and lost the game,” he said, conveying the loss of the game.
SK’s winning streak ended with the loss of the game that day. Like the former coach said, the big thing was that I was pushed back in the first quarter and I couldn’t break the opponent’s flow in the third quarter.