‘Where is the energy level?’ Carrot, you can’t win with only 3-pointers

 The energy level that defeated KGC in the second game has disappeared. Carrot was driven to the edge of a cliff.

Goyang Carrot lost 72-76 after a close match in the 3rd game of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Quarterfinals playoff against Anyang KGC held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 17th. Carrot, who failed to continue the momentum of the second game, recorded a series record of 1 win and 2 losses, and was burdened with winning all the remaining two games.

Carrot’s initial momentum was fierce. He fired five three-pointers less than four minutes after the start of the first quarter, bringing 15 consecutive points and an early flow. Carrot, who maintained his firepower after that, made a total of seven 3-pointers to finish the first quarter with a score of 23-11. It seemed that he was ready to make another surprise.

A strange trend was detected in the second quarter. Carrot maintained his firepower by making four 3-pointers in the second quarter, but the problem was the defense. While being pushed back 4-11 in the rebound fight, Byun Jun-hyung allowed 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and provided an excuse for pursuit. At the end of the second quarter, the score was 44-42.

The winning point was the 3rd quarter. Both teams used small lineups. In the middle of the third quarter, KGC, where Oh Se-geun had a foul trouble, brought up Byun Jun-hyeong, Park Ji-hoon, Bae Byung-jun, Moon Sung-gon, and Darryl Monroe, and Carrot counterattacked with Lee Jeong-hyeon, Han Ho-bin, Kim Kang-seon, Jeon Seong-hyun, and Didric Lawson.

Both teams raised the number of wins, but Carrot was clearly inferior in stamina. Lee Jung-hyun, who scored 12 points in the first half, only scored 3 points, while Byun Jun-hyung scored 12 points only in the 3rd quarter. KGC effectively cooperated with Park Ji-hoon and Moon Seong-gon, but Carrot made mistakes because his pass was not smooth.

Carrot committed four errors in the third quarter, which also stood out for his record. 0-6 on fast runs, 1-6 on errors. Eventually, Carrot, who allowed a turnaround, finished the third quarter 60-69, and even Kim Jin-yu, who was in charge of the dirty work in the middle of the fourth quarter, was fouled out. Afterwards, Carrot pursued relentlessly with Lawson, but was unable to regain the initiative.

Carrot induced 19 errors by KGC in the second game, which was won 89-75. This was KGC’s tie record for the most errors in the playoffs in club history. Carrot made 11 steals based on this, and succeeded in counterattacking by leading 16-7 on points due to mistakes.안전놀이터

In Game 3, the records that separated the light and darkness of the two teams came out in opposite ways, and Carrot couldn’t laugh at the end. Even after making 16 3-pointers, tied for fourth in playoff history. He can’t win with just a 3-point shot. Carrot also made just six 2-pointers. It is tied for the lowest in playoff history. The previous record was also written by Carrot. It was recorded in the first leg of the quarterfinals against KGC on the 13th. The results of the 1st and 3rd battles were defeats.

Director Kim Seung-gi COMMENT
It’s a waste. It’s a waste, but there’s a huge difference between working with Choi Hyun-min and Park Jin-cheol and Oh Se-geun. It’s frustrating, but I told the players not to give up and to do it to the end. He said not to play a ruined game like the first game. The opponent is pressing defense from the start, but we were all exhausted and there was no player to break through. The opponent was great. Byun Jun-hyung, Park Ji-hoon, and Moon Seong-gon all taught me wrong (laughs). Even from my point of view, it is frustrating enough to stick to the defense, but it sticks to the point where I don’t have to use up my stamina.

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