I finally got out of the losing streak. It was the first victory in December, and the first victory in 17 days.
Seoul Samsung Thunders beat Jeonju KCC Egis 87-72 in the 3rd round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league held at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 17th. Samsung and KCC tied for 7th with 9 wins and 13 losses.
Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “Before the game, I told the players, ‘I have nothing more to say. I did my best. It was a victory achieved by the players,” he said.
Samsung, which focuses on defense rather than offense, averaged less than 70 points during the 5 consecutive losses. However, the first quarter was different that day. He took the score lightly, scored 30 points, and took a 16-point lead from the beginning.
Coach Eun Hee-seok said, “The basketball I pursue is the transition offense. However, many players who can use strength in defense have been left out, and I have been reorganized and went irregularly, but I faced a headwind in the last game against LG. Today, through the transition offense, I thought we should bring a lot of attack numbers. We were ahead in our will and activity to break the losing streak, and it seems that the KCC players’ legs were relatively heavy.”
He continued, “I do not intend to compete with a low score in the future. I can go higher only when the offense and defense are balanced. However, I just thought that the first thing to do in the current situation is the maintenance of the defense. This is my idea. When the injured players come back, we will make sure that they can perform better.”
The defense was also successful. He conceded a lot (27 points) to Heo Woong, who he pointed out as a player of interest, but controlled the scoring of other players. 스포츠토토
Coach Eun said, “KCC tends to play basketball with excitement when Heo Woong explodes with probability. Heo Woong conceded a point, but he blocked the auxiliary strikers well. Lee Geun-hui took a few hits, but the defense against Jeong Chang-young, Kim Ji-wan, and Jeon Jun-beom was good. Today “The players put a lot of energy into one-on-one defense,” he said.
Emmanuel Terry and Cho Woo-sung’s hard work in the inside, which seemed to be inferior, was also a harvest.
Coach Eun Hee-seok said, “Terry’s weakness was that he was pushed back in one-on-one in the paint zone. So today, we prepared a help defense against Laguna and instructed the players to judge according to the situation. However, we did not use the help defense a lot. That’s how well Terry blocked Laguna. I’ve been hurt a lot in the past, but I controlled my opponent well to keep my pride, “he praised Terry.
Regarding Jo Woo-sung, “He is a player who worked really hard during the off-season along with Lee Ho-hyun. Today’s result is the fruit of such efforts and I think it is a reward. However, in order to grow further, I want to show this continuously, not just this one game. Today I hope the performance of ‘ will become a stepping stone for further growth.”