Changwon LG beat Goyang Carrot 85 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Regular League held at the Changwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 17th. It was broken at -68. The gap between Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and Seoul SK (25 wins and 17 losses), which are tied for third place with 28 wins and 15 losses, was widened by 2.5 games.
The movement of Asem Marey (202cm, C) was important from the beginning. This is because Carrot is a team that is good at trap defense. In fact, from the start, Marey faced Carrot’s cooperative defense or trap defense. Marey’s offensive space was very narrow, and there wasn’t much he could do.
Kim Jun-il (200cm, C) and Dante Cunningham (203cm, F) replaced Marey. He shook the Carrot defense with his mobility, speed, and long shooting distance. Lee Jae-do (180cm, G) made another rise with his speed. As the performances of various players came together, LG gained the initiative. The first half ended 46-36.
However, LG was chased too easily. This is because Marey induced cooperative defense and Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G) got a series of 3-point opportunities, but Lee Kwan-hee failed to score 3 points. The offensive power of other players also dropped significantly. The reason LG coach Cho Sang-hyun used the first time-out in the second half at 2 minutes and 39 seconds from the start of the third quarter.
LG, who regained the flow, started the fourth quarter with a score of 62-55. Rookie Yang Joon-seok (181cm, G) took the lead in the rising trend. After using the screen, he made a runaway score by participating in a jumper and a quick attack. LG is on the rise once again thanks to Yang Jun-seok’s goal. It showed a good atmosphere until the end.
LG coach Cho Sang-hyun said after the game, “The players played too hard. I did well what I wanted. They gave up only five 3-pointers, and were dominated by 47-27 in rebounding. The number of fastballs was also 8-4. In the second half, it was enough to not have to order something,” he said.
After that, “Yang Jun-seok did a good job controlling the dynamics. If you say that you manage the game like this, (Lee) Jae-do can arrange your stamina.”
Meanwhile, Carrot maintained a 50% win rate with 20 wins and 20 losses. However, it was 4 games away from Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and Seoul SK (above 25 wins and 17 losses), who were tied for third place.
Carrot is a team that uses a lot of cooperative defense or trap defense. It is a team that induces the opponent’s turnover with a restless defensive rotation and then turns it into a quick attack. It was the same before LG. From the beginning of the game, they pushed LG with vigorous defensive activities and quick attacks.
1 Option Foreign player Didric Lawson (202cm, F) committed the second foul 3 minutes and 48 seconds after the start of the game. Jonathan Alledge (204cm, F) and Kim Jin-yong (200cm, F) played their part, but Carrot was placed at the bottom by a double-digit score. It was half time with a bad atmosphere. 메이저놀이터
However, Carrot made it 43-46 in 2 minutes and 31 seconds of the third quarter. This is because Lawson faithfully defended the bottom of the goal, and Jeon Seong-hyeon (188cm, F) and Lee Jung-hyeon (187cm, G) formed a chase flow with 3-point shots and breakthroughs, respectively. The power of the triangle made LG chase.
However, Carrot missed the opportunity to turn around. Carrot, who missed the opportunity to turn around, was pushed to 59-71 in 2 minutes and 36 seconds of the fourth quarter. Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi requested a second timeout in the second half, but Carrot could not recover the difficult flow.
Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi said after the game, “I made a lot of misses in the first half. It ended there. We do not have the strength to pass when we are being pushed, so we have to do well from the start…” he said.
He continued, “After taking a week off, I lost my sense of the game. Nothing was prepared. And (Park) Jincheol’s forehead was torn. It seems to have been severely torn,” he added.