KT tasted defeat due to a loose ball and a failure to shoot the rebound despite Yang Hong-seok (195cm, F) – Jarrod Jones (208cm, F) – Ha Yoon-ki (204cm, C) scoring 67 points.
Suwon KT lost 84-87 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball 5th Round against Anyang KGC held at Suwon KT Arena on the 6th. 7th place KT’s season record was 17 wins and 22 losses. The ride with 6th place Jeonju KCC took place in one game.
KT struggled until the second round. Landry Eunnoko (208cm, C) and Jei Anoshike (201cm, F) failed to make a soft landing on the Korean stage, and Yang Hong-seok experienced extreme ups and downs.
In the end, KT drew the knife. Replacing Nnoko and Anoshike with Jones and Lester Prosper (204cm, C).
KT’s choice was right. Since joining Jones and Prosper, he has won 6 consecutive wins. Yang Hong-seok and Ha Yoon-ki also benefited greatly from the joining of Johns-Prosper.
However, KT was unable to continue its 6-game winning streak in the 4th round. It was because he couldn’t cross the hurdle in the winning position. Even though they fought well, there were many matches that unfortunately did not bring victory.
KT’s fondant fondant performance was revealed without filtering in the first match of the 5th round, the Seoul Samsung match. KT fell behind in energy level against Samsung without Darral Willis (202cm, F) and Lee Won-seok (207cm, C).
After that, he took a breather by catching the game against Korea Gas Corporation in Daegu after a close match. It was a situation where not one game could be neglected to advance to the playoffs in the round of 6.
KT called leading Anyang KGC home and developed a firefight. KT and KGC attempted 24 three-point shots in the first quarter alone. It was the most 3-point shot attempts in a quarter in the 2022-2023 season.
Jones competed with Omari Spellman (203cm, F) until the second quarter. Jones scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Spellman also exploded 22 points, including 5 3-pointers.
Jones’ performance slowed from the third quarter. Instead, Yang Hong-seok and Ha Yoon-ki worked hard. Yang Hong-seok and Ha Yoon-ki actively attacked the paint zone from the third quarter.
Yang Hong-seok, who has been playing consistently recently, showed all his abilities in the 4th quarter. He drove in 11 points, including consecutive 3-pointers in the winning situation.
With 52 seconds left in the game, KT, who was heavily defeated, caught up to 81-83 with Yang Hong-seok’s 3-point shot. Park Ji-hoon (184cm, G)’s surprise break through allowed a run, but once again Yang Hong-seok’s 3-point shot made it 84-85.
However, KT’s pursuit ended there. It was because he gave Park Ji-hoon an offensive rebound after Byun Jun-hyung (185cm, G) failed to score. 온라인바카라 Yang Hong-seok committed a U-foul with 4 seconds left in the game.
KT coach Seo Dong-cheol constantly emphasized acquiring loose balls and shooting rebounds during operation time. In the end, KT allowed an offensive rebound like gold in the game. It was a rebound that led directly to defeat.
KT’s Yang Hong-seok-Jones-Ha Yoon-gi triangle was powerful enough. He combined for 67 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists. The harmony between inside and outside was excellent.
Even so, KT couldn’t bring victory. I had to swallow the most basic loose ball and rebound.