I can’t give up 6th place even without Heo Woong.
KCC’s flagship star, Heo Woong, is out due to injury. However, with Lee Seung-hyun’s recent return, they are trying to squeeze the last remaining strength to advance to the playoffs in the round of 6. 4 consecutive losses until just before the match against SK that day. Moreover, SK recently won 4 consecutive wins in a tight schedule.
If you look at objective power and balance by position, it is definitely SK’s advantage. However, coach Jeon Hee-chul was concerned about the momentary inattention and decrease in activity in such a game. If modern basketball cannot compete in terms of activity, it is time for the low-ranking team to win the high-ranking team.
As a result, KCC’s activity was not far behind SK’s on that day. It is true that Laguna’s activity has decreased compared to her prime. However, on this day, he implemented the necessary movements in karate and defense to perfection. Hedging & recovery, box-out and rebounding, even the combat power of under-the-goal attacks.
Crucially, Laguna’s three 3-point shots gave SK a crack. SK’s biggest weapons are Kim Seon-hyung and Jamil Warney. It is a team that can restore consistency with two people at any time even if the performance is down. Every time Laguna did that, she put in 3 stores. It was not an unreasonable selection, but a refined movement after hitting the screen. A well-timed three-point attempt after a popout. 3 stores with an impact for KCC, putting a burden on Warney on the perimeter defense.
Lee Seung-hyun, who returned, was not in normal condition in the 1st and 2nd quarters. However, he took advantage of the matchup with Choi Bu-kyung from the 3rd quarter and brought the flow of the game to KCC. With his characteristic diligent movement and powerful screen, he even took the chances of his teammates and solved them himself. The 2-on-2 against Jung Chang-young and the bold 1-on-1 when Seon Sang-hyeok defended stood out. Scores were high at the beginning of the third quarter.
SK, with Kim Seon-hyung at the forefront, tried to pursue constantly. However, KCC also stood out for the stable assembly and finishing of La Gun-ah, Lee Seung-hyun, and Jeong Chang-young. Laguna won by decision over Warney with 14 points and 8 rebounds with 22 points and 15 rebounds, including three 3-pointers. Chung Chang-young scored 18 points and Lee Seung-hyun 16 points. 바카라
Jeonju KCC Egis beat the Seoul SK Knights 73-68 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Round 5 home game held at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 23rd. He broke off a 4-game losing streak. With 18 wins and 24 losses, it overtook KT and rose to 6th place. SK ended its 4-game winning streak and finished in 4th place with 27 wins and 18 losses.