“It’s good to win, but…” (Cho Dong-hyun, Hyundai Mobis coach)
“This season’s worst game” (Jeon Chang-jin, KCC coach)
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis played in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 20th. They defeated Jeonju KCC 66-64. With 18 wins and 14 losses, he again climbed to third place alone. However, it is half a game behind Seoul SK (17-14), which is in fourth place.
Hyundai Mobis ran regardless of whether or not they lost a point. After the defense, he played in the KCC camp before KCC. Even in set offenses, he moved a lot regardless of whether he had the ball or not. The results weren’t great, but the process wasn’t bad.
However, Hyundai Mobis’ 1st quarter field goal success rate (2 points: 5/11, 3 points: 0/4) fell too low. The reason why Hyundai Mobis couldn’t go out. Nevertheless, Hyundai Mobis pushed ahead with speed. I thought a fast attack was the most obvious option.
After continuing to push, the third quarter started at 35-30. Hyundai Mobis’ strategy did not change even in the third quarter. After defending, he aimed for an easy goal with a quick pass. Hyundai Mobis’ strategy worked in the third quarter, and Hyundai Mobis finished the third quarter with a score of 52-47.
There was regret. It was because the third quarter ended with ‘buzzer beater allowed’. Also, the first 4 shots (2 points: 2, 3 points: 2) attempted in the 4th quarter all failed. However, from the middle of the 4th quarter, it rebounded with a quick attack. He allowed a chase in the second half of the fourth quarter, but did not lose.
Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said after the game, “It feels good to win. However, he finished an easily winnable game in a close match. It’s annoying that games like this keep coming out. I hope the players focus a little more.”
After that, “During the All-Star break, I emphasized the fast attack again to the players. I want to praise you. You have to keep taking what you did well. However, the bad plays keep staying in my memory,” he said.
Meanwhile, KCC lost 5 consecutive matches against Hyundai Mobis. They maintained 6th place with 16 wins and 16 losses, but were chased by 7th place Suwon KT (14 wins and 17 losses) by 1.5 games.
Kim Ji-wan (188cm, G), Lee Seung-hyun (197cm, F), and La Gun-ah (199cm, C) took the center stage. Lee Jin-wook (178cm, G), who has excellent defense, and Jeon Jun-beom (195cm, F), who has shooting ability, came out together on the court. The five players included in the starting lineup showed energy levels similar to those of Hyundai Mobis.
Even though KCC’s field goal success rate in the first quarter was only about 37% (2 points: 7/14, 3 points: 0/5), KCC took the lead 17-14. But in the 2nd quarter, they couldn’t get out. It is because they failed to gain an advantage in the speed battle with Hyundai Mobis. 슬롯사이트
Even in the 3rd quarter, Hyundai Mobis could not stop the speed attack. Heo Woong (185cm, G), Lee Seung-hyun, and La Gun-ah tried to turn around, but the synergy effect of the three players did not come out as a result. KCC couldn’t change the flow after all. The 4th quarter was played in unfavorable conditions.
Fortunately, Lee Jin-wook did a buzzer beater. An element that can enhance the atmosphere of KCC. However, it collapsed once again due to Hyundai Mobis’ quick attack. It rebounded late in the fourth quarter, but it did not change the atmosphere.
After the game, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “This is the worst game of the season. Yatoo success rate is so low… I can’t play the game. The process wasn’t good either.”
“During the All-Star break, training was lacking. That led to a decrease in attack power. Still, the defense worked hard,” he added.
Photo courtesy = KBL
Photo description = From above, Hyundai Mobis director Cho Dong-hyun – KCC director Jeon Chang-jin