“The players worked hard on what they prepared” (Coach Dong-Hyun Cho)
“There was a scenario that shouldn’t come out in the first game” (Coach Seung-gi Kim Carrot)

Ulsan Hyundai Mobis held the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 2nd They defeated Goyang Carrot 86-71 in the first leg of the semifinal playoffs. Reported the first win in the playoffs. Also, they broke off a six-game losing streak in the playoffs.

Ronjay Avarientos (181cm, G) and Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G) faced Carrot’s strong pressure defense. The reason I couldn’t create a chance. However, Kim Young-hyeon (184cm, G) found a way out. After Kim Yeong-hyun took the bow, the attack radius of the rest of the players widened. The reason why Hyundai Mobis was on the rise in the early stage.

It faltered late in the first quarter. The reason was that he couldn’t overcome Carrot’s pressure defense. However, Hyundai Mobis led 11-0 in 2 minutes and 47 seconds after the start of the 2nd quarter. The reason was that the fast attack after the defense was good. They went up well to 26-17.

Hyundai Mobis, who maintained an upward trend, started the third quarter with a score of 43-31. However, Carrot is a team that gets excited with 3 points. That’s why Hyundai Mobis’ defensive concentration was more important. Hyundai Mobis players were also aware of this.

Maintaining concentration, Hyundai Mobis ran away with a 20-point gap (57-37) in 4 minutes and 50 seconds from the start of the third quarter. In the second half of the 4th quarter안전놀이터, Carrot was chased, but he maintained a double-digit score. It’s been 4 years since the 2018-2019 championship match and won the playoffs.

Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said after the game, “The players worked hard on what they prepared. He worked so hard on the defense that didn’t match the 3 points, and overcame the opponent’s trap defense well with dribbling. I think that’s a factor in winning.”

After that, “It’s a pity that the attack wasn’t diverse. There was also a case where the trap defense was not well overcome in the middle. The defense was good,” he said.

Meanwhile, Carrot lost two consecutive matches against Hyundai Mobis, including the last game of the regular season. In addition, the opportunity to win the first playoff victory in the founding had to be delayed.

Han Ho-bin (180cm, G), Lee Jung-hyun (187cm, G), and Kim Kang-seon (190cm, G) were included in the starting lineup. Players who can annoy Hyundai Mobis front line with strong pressure defense and 3 points. However, their 3 points did not explode. The reason Carrot struggled early in the game.

Didrick Lawson (202cm, F)’s attack under the goal and Kang-sun Kim’s 3-pointer woke Carrot from sleep. However, Carrot requested the first timeout 2 minutes and 47 seconds into the second quarter. This is because it was pushed to 0-11 for 2 minutes and 47 seconds after the start of the second quarter.

There was also something encouraging. It is that they have adapted to Hyundai Mobis defensive tactics, which include blocking and rotation defense. Also, due to the nature of the 3-point main weapon, you can burn the atmosphere faster. There were obviously many positive factors.

However, Carrot was pushed to 37-57 in 4 minutes and 50 seconds of the third quarter. From the middle of the 4th quarter, he pushed with strong pressure defense and active offense. However, it could not overcome the big gap with Hyundai Mobis. I had to watch the 2nd game.

After the game, Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi said, “This is a scenario that should not appear in the first leg of the playoffs. Also, the faces of the players were white. (Laughs) The lack of (Jeon) Seong-Hyeon seems to be a big deal in the playoffs.”

He continued, “The shot didn’t go in too well. I forcibly put it in the second half… but if the shot doesn’t go in like today, the chances of winning are not high.”

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