Light and darkness were revealed in the coexistence of Kim Jong-gyu (207cm, C) and Kang Sang-jae (200cm, F).
Wonju DB lost 71-76 against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular league held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 26th.
With the loss on this day, DB’s 6-game winning streak was frustrated and the season ended with a record of 22 wins and 31 losses. The 6th place Jeonju KCC and the ride took place by 2 games. However, as there is a possibility of advancing to the playoffs depending on whether Goyang Carrot pays KBL subscription fee, we need to look at the situation of the remaining one game.
The atmosphere of the team rose as DB ran 5 consecutive wins until the previous day. At the center were Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae, the main players of the triple post.
Before the game, coach Kim Joo-seong said about the use of Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae, “To maintain a good pace, Kang Sang-jae and Kim Jong-gyu need to coexist. If you try to adjust the time, the timing is not right. When these two players come in, I hope they have strengths in defense. I am thinking of getting it right. A play derived from the attack should come out. Little by little, Kim Jong-gyu’s condition is improving. Our guard has a lot of losses, so we have to make up for them,” he emphasized their performance.
In the first quarter, DB struggled with KGC Ginseng Corporation’s quick transition, but Kang Sang-jae, who came out as a starter, joined the scoring by using the court widely. Kang Sang-jae did not lose out in the matchup with Oh Se-geun (200cm, C) of KGC Ginseng Corporation, and scored 7 points until the 2nd quarter, using the mid-range and under-the-goal attack appropriately.
Kim Jong-kyu also contributed to the DB attack from the second quarter. While playing with Kang Sang-jae, he was involved in rebounding in the post area, and Omari Spellman (206cm, F)’s defensive strategy using the outside tendency worked, and he succeeded in tying Spellman’s first half score to 6 points.
Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae took the lead in continuing a close game in the third quarter. In particular, Kim Jong-kyu succeeded in all three field goals in the third quarter, and his mid-range was impressive. Kang Sang-jae also fired a supporting shot with a goal under the goal lightly in the second chance. 토토사이트
Thanks to their performance, DB led the game in a 69-69 thin situation with 2 minutes and 11 seconds left in the 4th quarter, but Kim Jong-gyu’s offensive foul caught his ankle and gave KGC Ginseng Corporation a chance to win.
On this day, Kim Jong-kyu scored 19 points and 7 rebounds, and Kang Sang-jae scored 15 points and 7 rebounds, almost a double-double. In the meantime, there were many questions about the coexistence of Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae, but in this game, they properly divided each other’s areas and built a triple post with Leonard Freeman (201cm, F).
However, since he plays the role of a ball handler in the attack, it is a part that needs to be supplemented by allowing fast guards such as KGC Ginseng Corporation’s Byun Jun-hyung (186cm, G) to steal and revealing loopholes in the outer defense.
This is the point at which DB, which is pinning small hopes on advancing to the playoffs, is looking for an answer to the use of Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae.