‘Pillar’ Marey LG couldn’t overcome the gap… “I’ll come back stronger”
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The challenge of Changwon LG, which dreamed of winning the first championship by going straight to the playoffs in the quarterfinals after 9 years, came to an end in vain after 3 games.
On the 18th, LG lost 84-85 in the 3rd game of the professional basketball quarterfinal playoff against Seoul SK held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul.
LG, which gave away the first and second games held on the 14th and 16th at Changwon Gymnasium, finished the season without changing the atmosphere even after moving to Seoul.
LG recorded 36 wins and 18 losses in the regular league this season and came in second after Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation (37 wins and 17 losses).
Overcoming the fierce competition for second place with SK until the last minute by a narrow margin, he enjoyed the joy of going straight to the semifinals PO for the first time in 9 years since the 2013-2014 season. Didn’t see.
The absence of ‘pillar’ Asem Marey, who played a decisive role in LG’s regular season promotion, was painful.
Marey is the core of LG Power, who ranked first in both rebounds (average 12.5) and steals (average 1.8) in the regular league this season, and scored an average of 15 points each.
The fact that LG scored the least total points (76.6 points) in the regular league and ranked second in rebounds (40.2) was absolutely due to Marey’s contributions.
However, a dark shadow fell on LG after Marey left due to a calf injury in the last game of the regular season. 메이저놀이터
Judging that it would be difficult for Maray to return to the playoffs, LG recruited Reggie Perry, who had experience in the NBA and played mainly in the lower G League, as a replacement player, but Perry did not immediately adapt to the team style built around Maray. was not easy.
Perry, who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds in the first game of the semifinals, his debut match, showed adaptation by posting 31 points and 13 rebounds in the second game, but also showed dissonance with his colleague Lee Kwan-hee.
On this day, when Perry played 10 minutes in the first quarter and was blocked with one point, LG sent only Dante Cunningham for the rest of the time, and in the end, it was not possible to overcome SK, which had strong options of Warney and Kim Seon-hyung.
At a press conference after Game 3, LG coach Cho Sang-hyun said, “I was very excited and excited, but it was a season with a lot of worries, and the players believed in me and followed me well.” I think I have achieved a small achievement. I promise to come back with a stronger team next season.”
“I think it was an achievement to hear that LG’s defense has become solid. After being pushed 20 points like today, I have the strength to follow it,” he said. I think it can,” he said.
Next, coach Cho added, “The two foreign players (Marey and Dante Cunningham) did it diligently. There was a foreign player uniform.”
The challenge of Changwon LG, which dreamed of winning the first championship by going straight to the playoffs in the quarterfinals after 9 years, came to an end in vain after 3 games. On the 18th, LG lost 84-85 in the 3rd game of the professional basketball quarterfinal playoff against Seoul SK held at Jamsil…