Both Korea Gas Corporation and Lee Dae-seong (190cm, G) failed to overcome the last hurdle.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation lost to Suwon KT 74-76 in the regular 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball league held at the Daegu Indoor Gymnasium on the 4th. Second 5-game losing streak of the season. It was 3.5 games away from Suwon KT (17-21), who finished 6th with 13 wins and 24 losses.
Korea Gas Corporation began to reinforce power after the end of the 2021-2022 season. The most urgent thing was to recruit guards. This is because Doo Kyung-min (183cm, G) became a free agent (free agent) after the season ended, and Kim Nak-hyun (184cm, G) enlisted in the military.
They needed someone who could fill in for the two main guards. First, the Asian quota system, which was extended to Filipino players, was used. He signed a contract with SJ Belrangel (177cm, G), who has the ability to coordinate the game, press and defend, and shoot.
Belrangel is a classic point guard. Belrangel needed a scorer to maximize his ability to manage the game. KOGAS also needed resources to replace the offensive power of Doo Kyung-min and Kim Nak-hyun. In summary, KOGAS wanted an outside main scorer.
This was the reason Korea Gas Corporation’s gaze turned to Lee Dae-sung, who was the top scorer in Korea in the 2021-2022 season. Dae-Sung Lee is a mid-range jumper with breakthrough and defensive capabilities. He was also a player who could play physical basketball, which Korea Gas Corporation wanted.
When Korea Gas Corporation won 7 wins in 8 games from Samsung on November 25, 2022, Lee Dae-sung’s power was great. This is because Lee Dae-sung, as the main ball handler, arranged attacks and scored goals. Thanks to Lee Dae-sung, Korea Gas Corporation was able to settle down on the playoff line.
However, there were not enough players to support Lee Dae-seong. The reason why Korea Gas Corporation only won 1 win in the last 8 games despite Lee Dae-sung’s great success. Lee Dae-sung’s power had no choice but to fall further.
However, the gap between Korea Gas Corporation and 6th place KCC is not large. You can have hope. That is why Lee Dae-sung’s influence is still important.
Korea Gas Corporation only used Lee Dae-seong as a ball handler. The rest are forward resources. It was a lineup that used the height and firepower of a tall forward while utilizing Lee Dae-sung’s capabilities.
Jeong Hyo-geun (200cm, F) and Shin Seung-min (195cm, F) showed scoring ability from outside the 3-point line, and Murphy Holloway (196cm, F) dug into the paint zone. A structure was created to save Lee Dae-sung’s strength.
In addition, SJ Belangel (177cm, G), who was replaced, played his role to some extent. Lee Dae-sung was able to take a break. An environment has been created in which you can focus on winning. 메이저사이트
Lee Dae-sung stepped on the court in 2 minutes and 37 seconds from the start of the second quarter. I came out with two guards with Belrangel. He balanced the court on the other side of Belrangel. To be more specific, I focused on self-attack rather than carrying the ball. 메이저사이트
Belrangel helped Jung Hyo-geun (200cm, F) score 3 points with an appropriate pass. Lee Dae-sung could concentrate more on the offense. In particular, in the last 1 minute and 14 seconds of the second quarter, he stopped KT’s rise with two mid-range jumpers. Korea Gas Corporation threatened KT with 43-44.
Lee Dae-sung moved more in the third quarter. I was trying to make a collaboration with Holloway. Utilizing Holloway’s screen and under-the-basket fighting moves, he tried to break through and attack mid-range. In addition to scoring directly, he also earned a foul free throw.
Pass movement between Korea Gas Corporation was also good. Lee Dae-seong also understood this. After establishing himself with a no-ball move, he finished off his teammate’s pass for a 3-pointer. In addition, we tried to induce KT’s turnover with advanced resources and pressure defense. 11 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in the 3rd quarter alone. Both teams scored the most points in the third quarter.
Nonetheless, KOGAS was in the thirteenth with 62-68. Lee Dae-seong went to the court with Belrangel. It was like the 2nd quarter. The key is Belrangel carrying the ball and Lee Dae-sung concentrating on the attack.
KT put pressure on Lee Dae-sung with a full-court press and cooperative defense in 2v2, but Lee Dae-sung remained calm. Rather, he aimed for gaps in KT’s defense. With the cleverness of controlling the speed of the dribble, he made a solo fast break. Korea Gas Corporation narrowed the gap with KT to 67-71. KT also induced the first timeout in the second half.
Lee Dae-sung took the lead in the final moments. I did both 1v1 and 2v2 boldly. He also led a tie-breaking free throw (71-71) 3 minutes and 57 seconds before the end of the game. But I couldn’t get past the last hurdle. Despite recording 23 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 33 minutes and 28 seconds, KOGAS and Lee Dae-sung were on the verge of a 5-game losing streak.