“First of all, it seems like a really good team. We came up so hard in the 6th round playoffs (PO)…”
Byun Jun-hyeong, who won the second victory in the quarterfinals PO (3 wins in 5 matches) for professional basketball Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, highly praised the ‘power’ shown by Goyang Carrot, his opponent.
Ginseng Corporation (2 wins, 1 loss) took Carrot (1 win, 2 losses) to 76-72 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Semifinals PO (5 matches, 3 wins) 3 game away game held at Goyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 17th. Defeated and had only one win left until advancing to the championship match for three consecutive seasons.
Byun Jun-hyung, who led Ginseng Corporation to victory by posting 26 points, the highest among both teams, met with reporters after the game and said, “Carrot seems like a really good team.”
On this day, Ginseng Corporation allowed seven 3-pointers in the first quarter only and had to face the second quarter with a double-digit score.
Byun Jun-hyung said, “It seems like an explosive team. We have to think about that part carefully and block it.” “I looked back.
There is a general opinion that there is a difference in weight class between Ginseng Corporation and Carrot in terms of power.
Ginseng Corporation is a team that won the ‘Wire to Wire’ championship, keeping first place (37 wins, 17 losses) from the start to the end of the regular season this season.스포츠토토
On the other hand, Carrot finished the regular league in 5th place (28-26), and is in a difficult situation physically as he fights bloody battles with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis until the 5th game in the PO of the 6th round.
Ginseng Corp. won the first leg of the PO in the semifinals by 56 points, the highest ever in the regular league and PO, and seemed to show a ‘weight class difference’ with Carrot.
However, in the second game, they committed 19 errors and lost 75-89, and on this day, the tension continued until the end of the 4th quarter.
Looking back, “It was a difficult game,” Byun Jun-hyeong said, “It seems that we didn’t concentrate properly in the second game. When we lost, I thought it was better. Rather, it gave me an opportunity to focus more on the third game.”
Ginseng Corporation’s coach Kim Sang-sik pointed out, “Honestly, this is a tricky team. It’s a team that specializes in 3-point shots.”
In fact, 42 of Carrot’s 57 field goal attempts that day were 3-pointers, over 70%. 16 of them broke the rim of Ginseng Corporation.
The reason coach Kim did not request an operation time in the 4th quarter, when a close game was unfolding, was because he was wary of Carrot’s 3-point shot.
Manager Kim explained, “I didn’t want to give the opponent a chance to improve their offense. The opponent has a lot of shooters. I thought that I could hit a 3-point shot by creating a tactic through the operation time, so after consulting with the coaches, I decided not to ask for it.” did.
He said, “I talked to the players to prevent three points even if I allowed a break through later.”