Samsung is getting better and better. In order to go higher, Lim Dong-seop, who left a strong impression by scoring 10 points in just 10 minutes, needs steady performance.
Seoul Samsung won 78-68 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Ulsan Hyundai Mobis away game held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 19th, and ran a pleasant two-game winning streak. Samsung, which had only 9 wins last season, stepped on the high of 10 wins (13 losses) in 23 games and climbed to 7th place alone. Moreover, it was a win that doubled the joy of losing 7 consecutive matches against Hyundai Mobis.
Samsung, which lost the initiative beyond the middle of the first quarter, where it repeated reversals, reversals, and ties, changed the flow when it fell behind 22-30. Lee Jung-hyun and Jonathan Alledge combined to score to finish the first half at 42-39.
In the third quarter, Lim Dong-seop’s performance was outstanding. Lim Dong-seop scored 10 points, and Aletji followed suit. It was shaken in the fourth quarter, which started at 61-56. I couldn’t stop Seo Myung-jin and Prim. 69-68, chased by 1 point.
At this time, Lee Jung-hyun came out as a solver. He made a 3-point shot. Shin Dong-hyeok also put a wedge in the game with a jumper following a free throw.
After the victory, Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “I don’t completely like the play of the players I had high hopes for. The players who entered, 10 players played, and they did their part well enough. He must have been tired and exhausted playing away games in December, but I want to give a lot of praise to the winning players.”
Alledge contributed to the team’s victory with 13 points and 4 rebounds.
Coach Eun Hee-seok said, “After the first match against KCC, he himself said he was very surprised. He asked me for help and told me why it was like this. My coaches and I gave a lot of advice. He is old and has experience in other leagues, so he is quick to match us. Today (19th) was completely different from the first game, and he definitely played well.”
Alledge scored the first goal (the second one was successful) with a free throw with 2 minutes and 48 seconds left in the second quarter, and then completed a three-point play 35 seconds later with a scoring foul.
Director Eun Hee-seok said when asked that he liked it very much at this time, he said, “I felt that I had a sense. His post ability is also decent. He doesn’t have an outside shot and he felt he could loosen up when he put in two pitches after missing his first free throw. After he conceded a scoring foul he said he was confident. He will be more active on the outskirts.”
Without Lim Dong-seop, who scored 10 points in just 10 minutes in the third quarter, Samsung would not have won that day.안전놀이터
Director Eun Hee-seok said, “(Im Dong-seop’s expectations for his performance) are always betting (laughs). Today’s play requires Samsung to play the same role as today when Lim Dong-seop played as a forward in order to achieve a slightly higher place, improved performance, and good performance. He has such expectations and beliefs,” he said. “I saw that the important point today is to lock up. Lee Woo-seok and Seo Myung-jin, these guys did really well. I thought I had to stop these players, and after Dong-seop played a role in bringing the atmosphere to us for 10 minutes, I appointed Dong-seop in the 3rd quarter to appoint players who played such a role again in the 4th quarter, such as Kim Gwang-cheol and Shin Dong-hyuk.” He praised the late Lim Dong-seop.
Samsung stayed with 9 wins last season. This season, they have won 10 games in 23 matches.
Director Eun Hee-seok said, “I can’t jump to conclusions. The only thing I regret during the 5-game losing streak is that I, the coach, didn’t feel well. He was sorry he couldn’t fix the system. New players have to come in and redefine the primary and secondary roles. We definitely need that kind of time,” he said. The priority is to build a stronger and better team that will gradually become stronger tactically and give joy to those who support Samsung. I plan to strengthen teamwork step by step,” he said, hoping for more victories.