Changwon LG succeeded in securing second place with a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Seoul SK.
LG was once behind SK by 17 points in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league away game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 1st, but eventually succeeded in reversing and won 75-72.
LG recorded 23 wins and 13 losses, narrowing the lead with KGC by 2 games and sprinting to 2nd place alone, while SK took 4th place with 20 wins and 16 losses.
For LG, Asem Marey scored 19 points and 22 rebounds, and Kwan-hee Lee scored 20 points.
▶In the first half
, LG was in second place. 22 wins and 13 losses. SK placed 4th behind LG by 2 games (20-15). Number two is very important. Maginot line that can go directly to the playoff semifinals.
SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol defined this game as “the watershed of the fight for second place” before the match. He said, “The amount of activity is key. The opponent has a high error rate in the transition process.”
LG coach Cho Sang-hyun also made a common point. He said, “We won a great victory in the last game. At that time, SK was in a row. The amount of activity is the most important.”
Early in the game, it was tight. SK Jamil Warney’s unexpected 3-storey burst. Immediately, LG Lee Kwan-hee responded with a mid-jumper. Then SK Kim Seon-hyung’s breakthrough under the goal was successful.
As soon as Lee Kwan-hee’s shot went around the rim, Kim Seon-hyeong scored two points from an early offense. The early lead was taken by SK. 11-5 with 5 minutes and 32 seconds left.
However, LG had Marey. Grabbing two offensive rebounds, he managed to score under the goal. SK broke the uptrend. Breaking expectations and running in second place, LG’s most basic yet powerful power comes from Maray.
Then, this time, SK ace Warney exploded his special mid-range floater. Operation time of LG.
For LG, Marey scored 4 consecutive points in a row against Warney again. Balanced again. Warney attempted a 3-point shot with Choi Jun-yong and Pick & Pop. Failed.
It wasn’t such a good sign from SK’s point of view. It was a sign that he was slightly behind in the match against Marey. However, SK was strong. The biggest strength of the defending champion is that it preserves the experience gained until the end of last season.
With excellent organizational skills, Choi Seong-won’s open 3 stores exploded with sharp passing. Warney’s plotter and Oh Jae-hyun’s sharp backdoor cut-in resulted in a layup shot.
On the other hand, LG created a good chance, but Lee Jae-do and Jeong In-deok’s mid jumper did not pass the rim. Then, SK Kim Seon-hyung punished with his unique quick attack.
SK rotated Oh Jae-hyeon and Choi Won-hyeok and marked LG’s main ball handler Lee Jae-do strongly. In the end, SK led by 7 points, 21-13 in the first quarter.
In the 2nd quarter, SK changed a lot of members except for Warney. It was to bring the activity to the 4th quarter. Warney’s clear goal was scored by steady passing. LG’s Kim Jun-il threw a mid-jumper, but it failed.
Then, SK got two free throws in the shooting motion by inducing a foul under the goal by Warney again this time. 25-13, 12 points behind. LG needed to break the bad flow.
However, Warney succeeded in stealing and then shooting under the goal. By the way, SK Yang Woo-seop received a U-foul. It was a foul that pulled the uniform excessively in the process of preventing verbal abuse.
For LG, Yang Jun-seok, the first pick in the draft, was put in. As much as his passing sense, he is a player who is evaluated as being effective in the professional world. A pass that creates a corner open 3-point shot opportunity for Lim Dong-seop with a wide view. However, Lim Dong-seop’s 3-point shot was misfired due to poor shooting balance. LG was a waste. SK retaliated with Warney’s bottom-of-the-box shot again. In the second quarter, LG replaced Marey with Cunningham, but Warney could not be stopped. After that, he even committed an attacker foul.
LG had no choice but to reintroduce Marey. In the first half, LG neglected the rim to the point where it was severe. Marey’s shot under the net was blocked by Warney’s block. However, LG’s quick attack by good defense. After Marey hit in, he passed to Lee Kwan-hee and fired a 3-pointer from the corner that pierced the blood of the attack. Sensing a strange atmosphere, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “Operation time.” 33-21, SK’s lead by 12 points.
SK replaced Warney with Leon Williams. At the same time, Kim Seon-hyung and Choi Jun-yong were sent to the court at the same time. Kim Seon-hyung scored 3 points, but LG scored 2 points by breaking through the bottom of the goal.
Lee Kwan-hee again fired a 3-pointer into the side. Cunningham scored two points in a fast break with a steal. It quickly narrowed down to 10 cars. In addition, at the end of the first half, Lee Kwan-hee scored a 3-pointer and showed a good finish.
At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, SK launched a very effective attack centering on Warney. In addition, in order to equalize the amount of activity, Kim Seon-hyung and Choi Jun-yong were introduced in the second half of the second quarter.
LG also complied with its performance. The process of creating a shooting chance was neat. The defensive focus wasn’t bad either. However, the field shooting efficiency (success rate 33%, SK 45%) fell, and SK provided an excuse for a quick attack.
Fortunately, at the end of the second quarter, Lee Kwan-hee laid the groundwork for the pursuit with three 3-point shots. The result was the first half score 40-33. SK took the lead, but LG wasn’t bad either.
▶ Second half
Early in the third quarter, LG was important. I needed an atmosphere that took the flow at the end of the second quarter as it is. In addition, LG’s field goal efficiency in the first half decreased, but the attack flow itself was not bad. There was a possibility that the field goal rate in the second half would revive.
By the way, pass miss in the first attack. The brakes were put on the LG flow. SK ran away with Warney’s mid jumper floater. Certainly, SK was strong. He did not tolerate the opponent’s mistakes.
A brawl ensued. Lee Kwan-hee’s 3 stores. And an early offense chance obtained with a steal. Lim Dong-seop boldly scored three runs. passed the rim. LG’s outer shell, which had been quiet, began to revive. 49-45, chasing by 4 points.
However, LG has a lot of team fouls. The team was fouled with 5 minutes left. For LG, shooter Lim Dong-seop, who transferred from Samsung, received another pass from Lee Kwan-hee and scored a 3-pointer in the corner. It had two meanings. First of all, it is time to find the shooting sense of Lim Dong-seop, who has a poor shooting balance. From the standpoint of LG, where the ups and downs of the 3-point shot were a weakness, it was a thousand forces. SK Heo Il-young’s matchup Lim Dong-seop has a weak defense, but from LG’s point of view, the slow Heo Il-young’s mark was based on the judgment that Lim Dong-seop’s defense was not a problem. In other words, LG did not lag behind in the matchup of shooters.
Both teams had the same weaknesses. Heo Il-young was the only clear shooter in SK. If LG pursued with Lee Kwan-hee and Lim Dong-seop’s 3 points instead of a drop in field goal rate in the set offense, SK only scored steadily.
In the end, the third quarter ended with 58-54, SK’s uneasy lead by 4 points. LG’s pursuit in the third quarter was impressive.
Victory has arrived. Early in the fourth quarter, both teams barely scored. The team that broke the silence was SK. Choi Jun-yong, who scored only two points until the third quarter, scored three points like gold.안전놀이터
On the other hand, Lim Dong-seop, who had a good 3rd quarter, missed an open 3 store in the corner. However, in the next attack, Lim Dong-seop scored a neat 3 points from the wing (45 degrees). Definitely a look of confidence.
With Lee Kwan-hee’s layup shot, the score was 2 points. On the other hand, SK was short for Warney’s mid-floater twice in a row by 2-2. However, Choi Jun-yong again burst open 3 stores. Then, after LG’s persistent offensive rebound, Jeong Hee-jae burst into 3 stores. And with Marey’s bottom-of-the-box shot, the score was tied at 64-64. SK made a series of mistakes in the backcourt. Lee Jae-do succeeded in reversing with a layup shot. SK was also strong, but LG was definitely a team that qualified to run second.
After Operation Time, SK took out Warney’s mid-plotter, but it was short again. In LG, which gained momentum, Lee Kwan-hee put in a decisive 3-pointer from the 45 degree to the right. It was a perfect trend for LG, but SK followed up with a two-point lead with ace Kim Seon-hyeong scoring three points. The remaining time is 1 minute and 58 seconds.
A situation where one mistake leads directly to defeat. Lim Dong-seop’s 3 store failed. SK’s attack. After a 2v2 using unique Kim Seon-hyeong and Choi Jun-yong, Warney broke through the goal neatly. made a tie Again, the flow seemed to be heading towards SK.
At this time, Lee Kwan-hee broke SK’s uptrend by getting a foul free throw with a shooting fake. District 1 failed. District 2 is a success. LG’s lead by 1 point (70-69).
In SK, Kim Seon-hyeong made a fatal mistake. By the way, LG also fouled the attacker after Lee Jae-do broke through. 36.4 seconds remaining.
Kim Seon-hyeong’s breakthrough like a flurry. The layup failed, but the putback scored after Warney grabbed an offensive rebound. However, the referee’s signal came out. The decision that Yoon Won-sang was pushed with his arm during the course of the offensive rebound. It was Warney’s attacker foul.
LG’s right to attack again. In the end, Yun Won-sang made a free throw due to a team foul. Calmly all success. LG’s lead by 3 points. Kim Seon-hyung’s 3 stores failed. SK Heo Il-yeong’s foul during a rebound fight. Lim Dong-seop again made two free throws.
Shooter Lim Dong-seop could not miss it. The game seemed to end here. SK immediately responded with a 3-point bank shot by Heo Il-yeong. 8.9 seconds remaining. LG’s 2-point lead. SK is a foul operation. Marey only made one free throw. Kim Seon-hyung threw a 3-point shot from the half line, but the rim ignored it.