Seoul SK met Wonju DB in the 2023-2024 Jeonggwanjang Professional Basketball Regular League held at Wonju Gymnasium on the 12th and lost 82-91.
SK has emerged as a strong candidate to win the title this off-season by recruiting Oh Se-geun (200 cm tall, C). However, Oh Se-geun and Kim Sun-hyung (187 cm, G) were not in good physical condition. Notably, when the two players played on the court at the same time, the team’s strong points of fast range scoring did not recover.
The figure has also dropped significantly from last season. SK scored 12 points per game in quick succession last season. Its average score was 84.8, the highest in the league. However, it has scored 10.1 points per game in quick succession this season. Its team average score is 78.3 points, the third smallest in the league.
This is why SK coach Jeon Hee-chul was wary of firepower struggles even before the game. In an interview before the game, Jeon said, “It is not easy to tie opponents below 80 points per game. On the contrary, our average score is less than 80. It is hard for us to score more than 80. (Laughter) If we do as usual, we will lose by a margin of 10 to 15 points.”
And he added, “If you don’t think about it, you will lose by 20 points. That’s exactly how the figures come out.” In other words, SK had to score more points than usual in order to win against DB.
DB is reborn as the best offensive team of all time, averaging 91.7 points this season. In other words, it was a meeting between the best offensive team in last season and the best offensive team in the league this season.
To win the match, SK evenly deployed its players to raise the overall energy level of the team. Then, they displayed a fiery battle with DB through rapid attack development. Then, the two teams scored 93 points in the first half alone. At the end of the first half, the score was 46-47. SK was not far behind in the first half.
At the center of such basketball was Jamil Warney (200 cm, C), as always. Warney did his part by scoring 11 points.
Then he scored outside points. Six of his 12 3-point shots split the rim. (This was a record that exceeds SK’s average 3-point shooting success rate of 31.9 percent in this season.).
Among them, Choi Won-hyuk (184 cm tall, G) and Oh Jae-hyun (187 cm, G) boasted of their passionate shooting. Choi, who came out as a starting member, scored 11 points in the first half alone, renewing the season’s highest score. All of the three 3-point shots he attempted were separated from the rim. Oh also scored seven points in the first half alone. His score was close to the season’s average of nine points.
However, SK’s somewhat abnormal outer shooting did not continue until the third quarter. Of the seven three-point shots in the third quarter, SK split the rim only for two. Oh Se-geun (200cm, C) and Kim Sun-hyung (187cm, G) scored, but they were pushed back in the fire fight. As a result, SK finished the third quarter 66-73.
There was not much difference in scores. In order to win the firepower match, it was necessary to score outside or fast. The player who perfectly played these roles was Gomez Di Riano (182 cm, G). He put forward speed and activity ahead of others. As the team succeeded in defense, it ran faster than anyone else. This led to a fastball score. He also succeeded in making one 3-pointer. He scored all of his first seven points with his own hands. As a result, SK made it 73-73.
However, SK’s offensive did not continue. Warnie fought hard under the basket until the end, but failed to control the opponent’s outscoring. On the contrary, SK’s outscoring ignored the rim until the end. As a result, they lost the game, losing the firepower fight. 먹튀검증