Although the game was lost, coach Eun Hee-seok’s expression was not dark.
Seoul Samsung lost 61-64 in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot professional basketball Anyang KGC held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 4th안전놀이터 .
In fact, it was possible to predict the outcome of the match to some extent even before the match. While the leader, KGC, regained a sense of stability by winning 3 consecutive wins, Samsung had its first-option foreign players Darral Willis and Lee Won-seok left due to injuries. Therefore, it was expected that Samsung would definitely have a tough game.
However, Samsung’s propaganda exceeded expectations. In the first half, they trailed 25-35, but in the second half, Lee Jung-hyun took the lead and once made a turnaround (41-40). In the end of the second half, I couldn’t overcome KGC’s momentum and suffered a disappointing defeat, but there was definitely an income.
After the game, Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “The players did not give up until the end and did their best. I want to give a lot of praise to the players who worked hard. Unfortunately, there were about 3 misses in the promised defense. As a result, it was a game where these three defenses felt disappointing.”
The driving force behind Samsung’s ability to compete with KGC on an equal footing was its superiority in the height fight. All players actively participated in rebounding, leading 47-26 in the rebound fight. Of his 47 rebounds, 18 were offensive rebounds.
Regarding this, coach Eun Hee-seok said, “Most of the players were good at rebounding. However, when we were playing a good game, young players came in, and at that moment, the defense loosened up and we lost a lot of rebounds. I try not to say anything I hate as much as possible, but I pointed this out to the players.”