KT averaged 85 points in the last two games. However, the 3-point shooting success rate was disappointing.
Suwon KT met Changwon LG in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular season game held at Suwon KT Arena on the 29th and lost 80-81.
KT is showing ups and downs this season. At the beginning of the season, he fell into the bottom ranks with below-average offense. Accordingly, two foreign players were replaced at the same time. They bounced back by recording 6 wins in a row in their first 6 games. However, they lost their last two games in the first half and went on a losing streak again.
In the first game of the second half, he met Seoul Samsung and won, but after that, he fell into two consecutive losses. KT coach Seo Dong-cheol said, ahead of the 4th round Goyang Carrot match, “Our team’s defense is good. However, there is a problem with the attack. So we had adjustments in the attack,” he said, emphasizing the attack.
And it worked. KT showed good offensive power against Carrot. He attacked the opponent’s defense with a quick attack that he emphasized in the off-season. In the set offense, Yang Hong-seok scored easily. The players passed well and scored evenly. As a result, he scored 90 points with a 52% field goal success rate. He also recorded 25 team assists. It was a record that easily exceeded the season average of 16.6.
After the game, coach Seo KT was also satisfied. Director Seo said, “The attack went well after a long time. The shot went well and apart from that, there were a lot of assists. We enjoyed the attack together. It feels good,” he said, expressing satisfaction.
As Director Seo said, KT’s attack development and results were good. However, it was disappointing that the 3-point shooting success rate was 33%. Coach Seo also said, “But the shooting success rate is disappointing. Still, since I was in the mood today, I hope I can shoot well in the next game.”
And it was a similar trend in the match today. KT’s offense worked out just like the last game. However, the out-of-field shooting continued in this game.
KT led a quick attack after a good defense. In particular, Yang Hong-seok (196cm, F) played a big role, crossing the inside and outside. KT scored 24 points in the first quarter. Although the score was not resolved at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, Yang Hong-seok led a quick attack at the end of the 2nd quarter to set the mood again and succeeded in 12-0 runs, leading to a comeback.
Scored 47 points in the first half. His 2-point shooting success rate was also 52%. However, even in this game, the outside shot was a bit disappointing. He attempted 15 3-pointers, but only made 4 of them.
And in the second half, KT’s offense worked well. Although there were mistakes, he led a quick attack and attacked the opponent’s defense. In addition, Jung Sung-woo (178cm, G) led the team’s offense by scoring 7 points. However, he could not control the opponent’s Lee Jae-do (180cm, G) and finished the third quarter with a score of 65-65.
The game between the two teams went into the 4th quarter. The scoring of Jarrod Jones (206cm, F) and Ha Yoon-ki (204cm, F) brought the atmosphere back. 메이저놀이터 Afterwards, he lost points to Assam Marey (203cm, C) and Jeong In-deok (196cm, F), but Kim Dong-wook (194cm, F) added to his performance and widened the score gap. It was 77-73 4 minutes and 19 seconds before the end of the game.
However, it was disappointing to concentrate on the match. The two attempted shots missed in succession. On the other hand, in defense, he could not control Marey and even allowed a tie. Yang Hong-seok led the reversal by succeeding in all three free throws 1 minute and 20 seconds before the end of the game. Nevertheless, the opponent failed to defend by allowing offensive rebounds in a row. And 4 seconds before the end of the quarter, Jeong Hee-jae (195cm, F) allowed a decisive second chance to score.
There was still time. With 4 seconds left, KT requested an operation time for the final attack. But I couldn’t play normally. From a distance, Kim Dong-wook caught the ball and attempted a 3-point shot, but missed and lost the game.
We lost unfortunately by 1 point. It was a game that left regret for the last attack. And it was a game that left regret about the outside shot at the same time. KT’s 3-point shot success rate was only 29% (7/24).
In this regard, the coach also said, “The coach must try to create good chances. Players need to practice more to find confidence.”