SK’s performance was like ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.
Seoul SK won 76-73 in a match against Suwon KT in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball held at Suwon KT Arena on the 21st. The season record was 18 wins and 14 losses. It jumped to third place in a tie with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
SK suffered two consecutive losses before the All-Star break. It was a defeat against top-tier rivals, leader Anyang KGC and runner-up Changwon LG. I couldn’t help but be more upset.
SK played a match 10 days after the match against LG. I had to reverse the somewhat subdued team atmosphere.
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said before the game, “The players must have lost their sense of the game. There is no choice but to get lost in the first quarter. I told the players to run the game calmly even if it gets a little twisted in the beginning. It takes time to breathe.” He looked worried at the beginning of the game.
However, Jeon Hee-chul’s worries were unfounded. SK hit from the beginning. He scored 24 points in the first quarter without scoring a quick break.
SK’s second quarter was even stronger. The quiet fast attack has also been revived. Because Kim Seon-hyeong (187cm, G) took the lead.
Kim Seon-hyung was the fastest in the transition situation. It was like meat in water. With 1 minute and 57 seconds left in the 2nd quarter, he finished the scene with a steal followed by a quick dunk.
The defense that mixed man-to-man and switch was also effective. SK recorded 8 steals in the first half alone. KT’s turnover was directly linked to SK’s scoring.
SK’s first crisis came in the third quarter. Jamil Warney (200cm, C) led the team by 13 points, but gradually lost concentration. KT started to allow 3-point shots.
KT’s 3-point shot embarrassed SK. With 3 minutes and 11 seconds left in the second quarter, KT caught up with a 2-point lead with Yang Hong-seok (195cm, F)’s 3-point shot.
SK overcame the crisis with a quick attack. It ran non-stop for the last 3 minutes of the 2nd quarter. Exploded 12 points. The score difference also increased to 12 points again.
However, SK until the 3rd quarter and SK in the 4th quarter were different teams. It was like watching Jekyll and Hyde. Both offense and defense collapsed.
SK players showed a strong will at the beginning of the 4th quarter. He struggled for a rebound and threw himself into a loose ball.바카라사이트
Nevertheless, the stiff attack development caught SK’s ankle. I couldn’t score a runaway score. To make matters worse, he also committed a bench technical foul.
Taking advantage of the opportunity, KT gradually reduced the score gap. Jarod Jones (208cm, F) and Ha Yoon-gi (204cm, C) worked hard. With 1 minute and 56 seconds left in the game, they chased again with a two-point lead.
SK restarted the starting lineup. I got it from the defense. With strong defense, he overcame the sluggishness of Yatoo and maintained the score difference.
SK blocked all 4 attacks by KT at the end of the 4th quarter. With a 3-point lead, the switch defense succeeded in blocking Jones’ 3-point shot opportunity. He kept the victory despite the messy performance.
Coach Jeon Hee-cheol also wiped his heart out of surprise after the game. He responded that he didn’t know whether to praise or criticize.
“I will praise you until the third quarter, and scold you from the fourth quarter. The defense we prepared has paid off. However, our chronic problem reappeared. When we lead by 12 points, we lose concentration one by one. must do,” he said.
SK had a lot of achievements and tasks with this game. In order to win a streak, you have to solve the challenges.