Fierce quarterfinal PO direct fight, LG had a clear advantage
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Round 5 of the ‘2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ regular league is underway. With 12 to 14 games left for each team, the ranking fight is on the rise. With Anyang KGC running at the lead without wavering, Changwon LG succeeded in escaping from the thick second place. By widening the gap with 3rd place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis by 3 games, they came closer to winning the direct ticket to the semifinal playoffs (PO) given to 2nd place in the regular league. 온라인바카라
LG, which failed to advance to PO last season by placing 7th, replaced the command tower last summer. Coach Jo Sang-hyeon (47), who had commanded the men’s national basketball team, was entrusted with rebuilding the team. There were many evaluations that ‘foreign players were selected well’, but not many experts picked LG as the top rank prior to the season opening. This is because there was not much change in the domestic team. It was because Lee Jae-do and Lee Kwan-hee, who accounted for a significant portion of the salary cap, were unable to actively move in the free agent (FA) market, and the reinforcement of power was not properly done.
However, LG became a completely different team under the direction of coach Cho. Coach Cho’s idea of maximizing power while appointing players evenly without relying on some players who were active until last season matched and became competitive. Jung In-deok (29), who plays an active role as a shooter, is a typical example. He only made 18 appearances in his career until last season. However, this season, he has appeared in 26 games and is a boon to his team with his 3-point shot.
LG also recruited Lim Dong-seop (33) from Seoul Samsung in a trade early last month. Coach Cho helped him revive, who had weaknesses in defense and showed ups and downs in shooting. It was a way to maximize its advantages. LG, which maximized the number of players available through team management that did not depend on a few players, minimized the burden of physical strength despite the tight schedule and eventually took a step ahead in the fierce competition for second place. In the six games played in February, they have recorded only one loss.
LG, which is showing a strong backbone, now has a chance to look at a higher place. There is a slight gap with KGC by 3.5 games, but it is on the rise recently, and there are 2 confrontations left. Their head-to-head record this season is tight with 2 wins and 2 losses. It’s not easy, but if you gradually close the gap, you can try to recapture the top spot at the end of the regular season. Attention is focusing on whether LG can soar higher.
Round 5 of the ‘2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ regular league is underway. With 12 to 14 games left for each team, the ranking fight is on the rise. With Anyang KGC running at the lead without wavering, Changwon LG succeeded in escaping from the thick second place. By widening the gap with 3rd place…