The desperate struggle of the lower-ranking teams and the tight fight between the middle-ranking teams. The 5th round in earnest is coming.
▶Daegu Korea Gas Corporation vs. Suwon KT
February 4th (Sat) 4:00 PM @Daegu Gym / SPOTV, SPOTV ON -‘Challenge to
escape a losing streak’ Gas Corporation, the first button of the 5th round is important
-‘Loss-win-lose-win-lose’, ups and downs The ranking goes up only when you reduce -1/3
of the regular league remaining, which team will succeed in rebounding?
Gas Corporation, which is in extreme sluggishness, invites KT to its home. KOGAS, which lost to KT on the 31st (Tuesday) and is recording 4 consecutive losses, managed to win after 3 consecutive losses, but the atmosphere is again depressed. The most painful thing was that they lost the victory after a close game in all four matches 메이저놀이터. KOGAS, which lost to DB by 6 points, was unable to keep its lead in the subsequent match against SK and lost after a 3rd overtime match, and this situation was repeated in the match against KGC. In the game against KT, KOGAS bowed its head in a one-point match about a minute before the end, and faced a poor report card with 2 wins and 7 losses in the 4th round. The first step of the 5th round is expected to be very important for KOGAS to save the fire to advance to the playoffs in the round of 6.
In the middle of the 3rd round, KT jumped into a fight for the middle ranks, winning 6 consecutive wins through the number of wins in the middle of the 3rd round. However, the upward trend has not continued since then. In particular, it showed ups and downs in performance, such as repeating ‘win-loss-win-loss’ in the last five games, and in particular, on the 2nd (Thursday), it suffered a shocking defeat to Samsung without a foreign player with 13 consecutive losses. KT, which is tied for 7th place with DB as of the 3rd (Friday), will need to develop consistency and stability in order to step on the spring basketball stage. It is a good thing that Jung Sung-woo is showing good condition after returning from injury.
Two-thirds of the league has already passed. Only two rounds remain for each team. KT is tied for 7th with a 0.5G car with KCC, which is 6th on the PO margin line, and KOGAS is in 9th, behind 3G. In a situation where KGC, LG, and Hyundai Mobis entered a stable zone, 4th place SK and 5th place Carrot also occupied an advantageous position for PO. The competition between KCC, DB, and KT continues, but it is too early to predict as each team has 17 or 18 games left. It means that it is too early for the upper-middle-ranking teams to feel relieved and for the lower-ranking teams to give up. Let’s see which team will prepare a foothold for a reversal through this head-to-head match.
▶Seoul SK vs Goyang Carrot
February 5th (Sun) 4pm @Jamsil Student Gym / SPOTV, SPOTV ON
– Aftermath of the 3rd extension? SK in 2 consecutive losses
– Unusual sluggishness of ‘Kblash Brothers’ – Need
to widen the gap with the lower ranks, which is not
too big Maybe After that, they suffered helpless losses in the two matches. SK boasts the strongest offensive power in the league with an average score of 83.5 this season, but averaged only 68.5 points in the previous two games. As SK’s unique fast-breaking basketball disappeared, the offensive power naturally lost its firepower. SK, which has many players who are good at running basketball, such as Kim Seon-hyung, Choi Jun-yong, and Oh Jae-hyun, is recording 11.6 points per game with a quick break. However, during the 2nd consecutive loss period, there were concerns about the deterioration in physical strength due to the 3rd overtime match, as it stayed at only 5.0 points. It remains to be seen whether SK’s quick-breaking basketball, which has had a three-day reorganization period, will revive.
This season, Carrot is attracting a lot of attention with archery basketball reminiscent of the Golden State of the NBA. Just like the Splash Brothers of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in Golden State, the KBLash Brothers of Jeon Seong-hyun and Lee Jung-hyun in Carrot of KBL have established themselves as the top hit products. These two are boasting hot firepower enough to combine an average of 33.6 points per game and 6.1 3-pointers (38.8%). However, recently the duo’s performance has cooled off. Jeon Seong-hyeon, the league’s top shooter, is sluggish with an average of 7.0 points in two games, and Lee Jeong-hyeon only scored 6.5 points. Most of all, the two threw 28 3-pointers combined, but only two were successful. This is why Carrot’s performance is getting frustrating.
The ride between 4th place SK and 5th place Carrot is only a 1.5G difference as of the morning of the 4th. If Carrot, who has a game on the 4th, wins, the gap between the two teams is reduced to only 1G. This means that the ride may be the same or may occur depending on the confrontation on this day. Their head-to-head matches this season are also tight with 2 wins and 2 losses. In a situation where the pursuit of low-ranking teams, including DB, is intensifying, winning on this day is bound to be important to defend the PO position. SK’s attack on the paint zone or Carrot’s archery basketball? It seems that this will also be a point of observation.