Samsung and Korea Gas Corporation, which are at the bottom of the table, prepare for a match that cannot be missed.
On the 18th, the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Seoul Samsung and Daegu Korea Gas Corporation will be held at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium.
Currently, Samsung is in 10th place and Korea Gas Corporation is in 9th place, staying at the bottom of the leaderboard. Both teams have suffered a long losing streak this season. Samsung fell into a 13-game losing streak, but on the 2nd against Suwon KT, Kim Si-rae (178cm, G) and Lee Jung-hyeon (191cm, G) took the lead to escape from the losing streak dramatically. For KOGAS, Lee Dae-seong (190cm, G), who suffered from a wrist injury, struggled, but the losing streak lasted longer as he narrowly lost by less than 10 points in all of his consecutive games.
The opponent record of the two teams this season is 3 wins and 1 loss, and Korea Gas Corporation is ahead. Interestingly, Korea Gas Corporation caught Samsung all at home, and Samsung won against Korea Gas Corporation in the first round home game.
Regarding the preparations for the game, Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “Actually, I brought (Lee) Won-seok to watch the weekend game. I have my will, but the diagnosis is more than 3 weeks. The condition of the leg is deteriorating. I was also saddened that a foreign player went out with 5 fouls during the SK match. Won-seok said he would use his strength, so I brought him. Looking at the situation, if there is a foul trouble, I will consider it. The calf muscles may tear further. You have to look at the timing. It’s not a situation to play leisurely. Overloading can result in injury. Our players have good performances, so we will help them adapt.”
Next, coach Eun said, “It was a bleak situation. He went through trial and error. We need to show our strengths. I tried to make up for it because the player composition was collapsing. As a director, I feel sorry for him. We need to focus on the transition offense this season and show it strongly. If (Kim) Shi-rae becomes the striker, (Lee) Dae-seong is the main scorer because he has more speed. The defense has height and a strong defender must be attached. (Lee) Dong-yeop will mainly be in charge of marking. (SJ) Belrangel and Woo Dong-hyun are coming out, but we will have to put them into a competitive match-up,” he concluded the interview.
Meanwhile, at Korea Gas Corporation, domestic players such as Lee Dae-seong, Lee Dae-heon (197cm, F), and Jeong Hyo-geun (200cm, F) are pouring their fighting spirit and passion into the court, but Seung-woon is not following. On the 15th against Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan, Murphy Holloway (196cm, F) and Lee Dae-seong scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, but collapsed in the 4th quarter and fell into a 9-game losing streak. If Korea Gas Corporation fails to end its losing streak before the end of the 5th round, it may become difficult to compete in the 6th round. Therefore, Korea Gas Corporation should seize the Samsung War and turn the atmosphere around. 스포츠토토
Korea Gas Corporation coach Yoo Do-hoon said, “Jung Hyo-geun missed the previous game and trained briefly. He participated because it was a difficult situation. Chabawi got stepped on by (Gage) Prim and has bad instep. (Lee) Daesung, as you know, has bad wrists. There is an appearance of his stamina going down. He has to show his strength in the game. The Sixers have to endure well. Samsung needs to shake (Dalal) Willis or the guard line to create a sense of stability in defense. We have to attack the opponent with our inside strength. You always need basketball to win in the final match or situation, and you must have good goal-making skills. When the opponent’s goal decision is low, the promised score must come out of the rebound scoring offense.”
Regarding the atmosphere of the losing streak, coach Yu said, “I told Cha Ba-wi and Lee Dae-seong not to give up whether we lose or win. If you admit your mistakes, there is progress. The team atmosphere will not deteriorate. I was in a situation where I had to do more than half-threshing, but it was the director’s fault. Rather than worrying about themselves, they should focus on the next. If I had won a game against a top team, I would have been less fatigued. It’s not that the players’ atmosphere is down, but their concentration is disturbed mentally. Trying to instill confidence. You need to talk a little more and have a goal for the next one. We have to do our best to get in the mood.”