It was a KGC that had no problems with the real sense of concern.
Anyang KGC won 99-43 against Goyang Carrot in the first leg of the 2022-2023 professional basketball quarterfinal playoff held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 13th.
KGC faced a change this off-season. Head coach Kim Seung-gi, who previously led the team, left and appointed head coach Kim Sang-sik. Jeon Seong-hyeon (187cm, F) also left the team.
But there was no problem. From the start of the season to the end, he maintained first place and won the regular season championship. There were crises in the middle, but they all overcame them and showed the aspect of a strong team. They won not only the regular season but also the EASL and became the best team in East Asia.
KGC, who won the regular season, went straight to the playoffs in the quarterfinals. Physically, I had the upper hand. The key was practical experience. There has been no actual match since March 29th against Goyang Carrot. That’s why coach Kim said in an interview before the game, “We haven’t played for two weeks. That’s why we have to improve our performance,” he said, concerned about his sense of practice.
It was a KGC player who hadn’t played in a long time, but the performance at the beginning of the game was very good. He made 3 of the 4 shots he attempted. Omari Spellman (206cm, F), Byun Jun-hyung (187cm, G), and Oh Se-geun (200cm, C) scored and took a 7-0 lead. Lee Jung-hyeon (187cm, G) conceded a point, but Bae Byung-jun (191cm, G) and Spellman added a 3-point shot to lead 13-2. It was KGC that overwhelmed Carrot in all aspects, including offense, defense, and rebounding.
Even after that, KGC drove on. The players scored evenly. In addition, the strong defense gave the opponent only 7 points. As a result, the first quarter ended with a score of 27-9.
Coach Kim was concerned about the sense of the game, but there were no major problems. Rather, he overpowered Carrot with a better performance. In particular
, after that, Gyeonggi-do was one-sided. By the start of the second quarter, the score gap had already widened significantly. Then, KGC made extensive use of the second unit. Nevertheless, the score gap widened further. Park Ji-hoon (184cm, G) and Han Seung-hee (196cm, F) scored. The two players combined for 13 points. Jung Joon-won (193cm, F) also added 5 points. The first half ended 52-25.
game content. The first half of KGC was perfect in every way, including the match result. All nine players in the game scored. Team rebounds were 25, 14 more than Carrot, and team assists were just 12. There were only three mistakes made. The field goal success rate was 50% (18/36), and the 3-point shot success rate was 58% (7/12).
The second half was also the flow of KGC. They put pressure on the opponent until the end with strong defense. As a result, they only allowed 11 runs in the third quarter. In the attack, the players played evenly. Han Seung-hee was active under the goal. Spellman also moved in and out, and Bae Byeong-jun also worked hard in the outskirts. The score gap widened and it was KGC that finished the third quarter with 84-36. And in the 4th quarter, he continued to play an active part, widening the score gap further.
It was KGC that was not able to find the degradation of performance that was concerned before the game. What kind of training did KGC do during the break? When asked by coach Kim, “Actually, I thought about training with a university team.스포츠토토 But I wasn’t afraid to get injured. I just played my own game. Short, but thick. It went like in real life. Thanks to that, I don’t think the players’ performance has declined.”
Bae Byeong-jun, who was selected as the Distinguished Player, also said, “We had our own game for two weeks. At that time, our performance was not good. That’s why (Yang) Heejong hyung scolded me a lot. (Laughter) After thinking about it, I’m glad I didn’t perform well at that time. It is because I have fixed all the bad things.”