The reason why SK’s come-from-behind defeat is painful, the tough ‘5th round schedule and EASL’
SK faced difficulties due to the rough 5th round schedule and participation in EASL.
Seoul SK lost 72-75 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball 4th round Changwon LG match held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 1st. 4th place SK’s season record is 20 wins and 16 losses. After the All-Star break, after winning three games in a row, they lost two games in a row.
This match was an important match for SK’s competition for second place. SK coach Jeon Hee-chul also gave strong stimulation to the players.
Coach Jeon Hee-chul said before the game, “All 54 games of the season are important. But I emphasized the importance of today’s game to the players. The schedule for the 5th round is tough. EASL is also going out. Depending on the results of the day’s game, it will be a matter of chasing the top ranks or not. After saying, “I stimulated the team a lot. I was embarrassed in the last confrontation with LG. I prepared a lot. The players must have been mentally armed.”
As soon as the game started, SK opened up points with an early offense and a quick break. Except for Asem Marey (202cm, C), LG domestic players suppressed the score. 바카라사이트
The momentum continued through the middle of the second quarter. With 6 minutes and 18 seconds left in the second quarter, Jameel Warney (200cm, C) scored and ran away with a 17-point lead.
However, SK failed to maintain its early momentum. LG’s strong defense, led by Lee Kwan-hee (190cm, G), allowed them to pursue.
In the third quarter, they were even chased by 2 points. Warney, Kim Seon-hyung, and Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) kept their lead by 4 points.
Nevertheless, LG’s pursuit was fierce. Kim Seon-hyung’s breakthrough was blocked one after another with steel. It broke SK’s run away flow.
In the end, SK was unable to establish a relationship with victory with 5 turnovers in the 4th quarter alone. The league-leading fast attack did not come out even once in the 4th quarter.
Coach Jeon Hee-cheol expressed his regret at the post-game press conference, saying, “It’s my fault. I couldn’t catch the players’ laziness when the score gap widened.” It was a reaction that recognized the importance of the game that day along with the regret of the come-from-behind defeat.
SK’s 5th round schedule is tough. From February 5 to 19 days, 9 games must be played. Two back-to-back schedules are also included.
Then, from March 1 to EASL held in Japan, they must participate. That’s why losing the game that day was even more bitter.
4th place SK moved away from 2nd place LG by 3 games due to the loss of the game that day. Rather, it is being pursued by 1 game by 5th place Goyang Carrot.
Due to the rough schedule of the 5th round, the competition for the top ranks is also unclear. A dark cloud hung over the ranking competition.