“Jeon Seong-hyun’s gap is huge in the playoffs.”
Goyang Carrot bowed his head 71-86 in the first leg of the 6th round playoff against 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Ulsan Hyundai Mobis held at Dongchun Gymnasium in Ulsan on the 2nd.
In the semi-final playoffs, winning the first game is the ticket to the semi-final playoffs. So far, only 3 out of 50 times (6%) have reached the semi-final playoff even after losing the first leg of the semi-final playoff.
Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi, who is well aware of this, said ahead of the game that day, “I think we have to win the first game unconditionally. Otherwise, it’s over.”
Nevertheless, Carrot failed to fill the vacancy of Jeon Seong-hyeon, the main gun, and rather missed the victory by hitting 11 3-point shots against Hyundai Mobis.
After the match, coach Kim Seung-gi said, “It is possible to play in the regular league without Seong-hyeon, but in the playoffs, it is difficult without Seong-hyeon. Usually, more than 10 3-pointers are entered, but there is no chance of winning with 5. There is no height,” he said. “Someone had to do it in the 4th (power forward) position, so I talked to Choi Hyun-min, but it was a disappointing game. I thought the game would end if Hyun-min fired a shot, but none of them went in. The key to the attack was Hyeonmin. The shot from the other side (except for Lee Jung-hyun and Lawson) didn’t go in too well. He looked back on the game that day, saying, “I can’t ask him to shoot.” 메이저사이트
Jeon Seong-hyun is absent until the second game. Maybe he won’t be able to play in the best-of-six playoffs.
Manager Kim Seung-gi said, “Seong-hyun’s gap is huge in the playoffs. Lee Jung-hyun also said that it was difficult. In the first half (Lee Jung-hyun was caught by Hyundai Mobis’ defense). Before the game, they said that if the two (Lawson and Lee Jung-hyun) were caught and the 3-point shot didn’t go in, they said they couldn’t win, but that just came out.” “Han Ho-bin told me to run for the next game. In the second half, we played enough to get a feel for the second game. It’s not hard to lose the first game. We have to do our best in the second game as well.”
Lee Jung-hyun scored 21 points, the most among both teams. He scored only 4 points in the first half, but concentrated 17 points in the second half. He made 8 of 10 2-pointers, but missed all 8 of his 3-pointers.
Manager Kim Seung-gi said, “I told him to hit (under the goal) and go in, but he did that in the second half. (In the first half) I just stood, passed and shot. I hit well in the second half and put it up well. In the playoffs, you have to do that from the start of the game. He should know that he has to do it. In the first half, it was as if Junghyun was not there. It was difficult because only Lawson played,” he said. You will grow more like this. I will play games like this, but I try to make it MVP feeling. You need more experience. You have to play in any situation or change. I did well in the second half,” recalled Lee Jung-hyun’s play.