SK’s big lineup brought the two rabbits of victory and stamina.
Seoul SK met Wonju DB in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 4th and won 97-63. SK, which maintained 4th place, recorded 16 wins and 12 losses this season. The ride with 3rd place Changwon LG was eliminated.
With the joining of Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) and Choi Seong-won (184cm, G), SK is equipped with full strength. After building the entire team, they had 11 wins and 4 losses before the game. The ranking, which was at the bottom of the list, was also raised to 4th place.
SK’s offensive power was overwhelming. Prior to this game, he averaged 84.3 points per game. The field goal success rate was 47.2%. The average score was the league leader, and the field goal success rate was the league’s second record.
The key factor in the DB match that SK coach Jeon Hee-chul picked was steel. The reason why SK is strong against DB is also found in steals.
SK played 6 games with DB in the 2021-2022 season and won all of them. DB relative average steals reached 8.5.
The 2022-2023 season was also ahead of DB with 2 wins and 1 loss. The average steal against DB was 9. He succeeded in stealing more than in the 2021-2022 season.
Head coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “Most of the indicators are good against DBs. DB’s weakness is turnover. You have to record a lot of steals with strong defense. You have to attack quickly through steals to score high scores.”
As coach Jeon Hee-chul ordered, SK players recorded steals and fast attacks throughout the game. There were 11 steals in the game that day. He also scored 21 points on the fast break.
However, there was one more factor that led to SK’s great victory. It was a big lineup that started in the middle of the third quarter.
At the start of the 3rd quarter, SK launched an attack focused on outside shots. Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) and Choi Seong-won (184cm, G) each recorded a 3-point shot, but the DB chased fiercely. SK struggled to attack the paint zone by Kim Hyeon-ho (184cm, G) and Dewan Hernandez (206cm, C).
Director Jeon Heechul’s solution was a big lineup. With 5 minutes and 36 seconds left in the third quarter, Choi Seong-won was replaced by Choi Bu-kyung (200cm, F).
The big lineup of Kim Seon-hyeong (187cm, G) – Choi Jun-yong – Heo Il-young (195cm, F) – Choi Bu-kyung – Warney immediately showed its power. DB scored 6 points for more than 5 minutes in the 3rd quarter.
SK’s big lineup also excelled in offense. Based on his overwhelming height, he attacked DB’s paint zone. It was the complete opposite of the beginning of the third quarter.
Even in the big lineup, SK’s speed was still the same. Sunhyung Kim and Warney collaborated on highlight films twice. The score gap widened from 11 points to 24 points. 스포츠토토
Coach Jeon Hee-chul said before the game, “In a situation where we have a chance to win, we have to go far ahead. That way we can arrange our stamina.” It meant that SK had to overcome its chronic problem of ‘carelessness’.
And SK succeeded in catching two rabbits. I was not vigilant, and after seizing the victory, I completely hardened it. The big lineup, which was activated in the middle of the third quarter, brought results.