’16 points in the first half + 9 points in 4Q’ LG Lee Kwan-hee, his reason for excitement
“I could have endured a little, but I did it on purpose.”
Changwon LG beat Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 97-88 in the regular 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball league held at the Changwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 29th. With a record of 36 wins and 18 losses, he secured second place alone. It is the first time in 9 years since the 2013-2014 season that it goes directly to the semi-final playoffs.
Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G) set an example as a captain. He did a good job with the strong pressure defense and quick switch between offense and defense that LG coach Cho Sang-hyun wanted. He played a variety of roles such as scoring, assisting, and stealing in a big frame.
He recorded 26 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals in 35 minutes and 40 seconds. He dominated the most assists, the most steals, and the most points among domestic players on both teams. Lee Kwan-hee’s presence was so great.
Also, when Asem Marey (202cm, C) withdrew due to injury 2 minutes and 19 seconds before the end of the second quarter, Lee Kwan-hee raised the tension. He was not afraid of a war of nerves with his opponent.
However, this also led to overexcitement. Even though LG coach Cho Sang-hyun and his LG colleagues stopped him, Lee Kwan-hee’s excitement did not subside.
However, Lee Kwan-hee found calm in the game. It is hard to believe that he was an excited player, and he calmly finished the finale. He won a ‘direct ticket to the quarter-final playoffs’ in front of his home fans.
The reporter asked Lee Kwan-hee why he was so excited. Lee Kwan-hee said, “Prim can foul, and Kim Young-hyun can defend strongly. In fact, he could have endured,” he replied unexpectedly.
After hearing the answer, he was able to understand Lee Kwan-hee’s introduction. Lee Kwan-hee said, “Marey was out due to an injury. He thought it was necessary to raise the awareness of the players. He thought that I was the only one who could play that role, so I did it on purpose,” he said.
That’s why, he said, “No matter what the coach said, no matter what the players said, I tried to get excited. If it was a normal match, it would have passed, but this match did not. He did it for the atmosphere,” he said, thinking of the team atmosphere.메이저놀이터
Thanks to Lee Kwan-hee’s dominance in the final game of the regular season, LG struggled to make it to the semi-finals of the playoffs. However, Marey’s level of injury is serious. LG coach Cho Sang-hyun also expressed “I’m worried” after the game.
Lee Kwan-hee was also worried, saying, “I heard that it’s not very good.” However, “(Kim) Junil and Cunningham’s combination is as good as Marey and Jung Heejae’s combination. For that reason, if Junil and Cunningham match a little more, our color may be different from the regular league,” he said, expecting a different combination.
Although there is an element of anxiety, LG got the desired result. The same goes for Lee Kwan-hee. I got my first playoff ticket at LG. That’s a direct ticket to the semifinals. For that reason, Lee Kwan-hee desperately went to the end of the regular season. Because of his well-founded excitement, he was able to produce the desired results.