Lee Jae-do (180cm, G)’s free throw decided the game.
Changwon LG defeated Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation 68-63 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at Changwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 28th. Retained 2nd place with 21 wins and 13 losses. 1st place KGC Ginseng Corporation (23 wins, 11 losses) was chased by 2 games.
LG reinforced its power after the end of the 2020-2021 season. The key to power reinforcement was Lee Jae-do (180cm, G). He signed a contract with Lee Jae-do on the condition of a total remuneration of 700 million won (salary: 490 million won, incentive: 210 million won) for the 2021-2022 season over a three-year contract period.
Lee Jae-do is a point guard that combines stability and offense. In the 2020-2021 season, he was the main character of ‘PERFECT 10’ along with Byun Jun-hyung (185cm, G) – Jeon Seong-hyun (188cm, F) – Moon Seong-gon (195cm, F) – Oh Se-geun (200cm, C). He was a member of ‘the first 10-game winning streak in KBL history’.
There is another strength of Lee Jae-do. he is durable Lee Jae-do has played 369 regular league games in a row from the 2014-2015 season to the present (excluding the period of military service and selection for the national team).
LG, which recruited Lee Jae-do, has a clear backcourt combination called ‘Lee Jae-do-Lee Kwan-hee’. However, throughout the 2021-2022 season, the power of the backcourt combination was not shown. Both Lee Jae-do and Lee Kwan-hee failed to show their worth.
It had to be different in the 2022-2023 season. Lee Jae-do also recognized that. So, I took a lot of responsibility for winning. There were a lot of games that went well, but there were also a lot of games that didn’t.
Nevertheless, Lee Jae-do said, “When it comes to winning, I think there are players who have to do it. Because Marey and I play with a lot of balls. I think that Marey and I should do it in the match,” he said, thinking that it was essential to play an active part in the match.
He continued, “When our team lost, I missed a lot in the game. Even so, you shouldn’t try. If that happens, I, as a player, will stop there. You have to try to make up for it. I don’t care if I lose because of me,” he said, thinking that he should enjoy the game.
The same goes for the KGC Ginseng Corporation Exhibition. One more task to be done. Byun Jun-hyeong, the starting point of the KGC Ginseng Corporation attack, must be blocked. From the start, contain Byun Jun-hyung’s breakthrough and derivative options as much as possible. Kgc Ginseng Corporation blocked the score. 메이저사이트
He also showed his natural strengths, such as ball delivery, two-on-two development, and kick-out passes. Here’s to the offensive rebound participation. I moved actively to create even one more attack. Although the record for the first quarter was only 2 assists, 2 rebounds (attack 1) and 1 steal, it was clear that it contributed to LG’s first quarter advantage (21-17).
He took a break 1 minute and 44 seconds before the end of the first quarter. After 2 minutes and 20 seconds from the start of the 2nd quarter, I stepped on the court again. Because Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G)’s firepower exploded, Lee Jae-do was able to focus on his role as a point guard, including ball delivery, tempo control, and defense.
Even so, I didn’t just hold the ball. When Dante Cunningham (203cm, F) caught the ball from the top, Lee Jae-do disappeared into both corners. An action to secure Cunningham’s breakthrough space or to facilitate Cunningham’s shooting action. The invisible movement made the team members score. The reason why LG led 43-36 even though Lee Jae-do did not have any records left in the 2nd quarter.
However, it was pushed to 2-12 in 3 minutes and 38 seconds from the start of the 3rd quarter. LG players, including Lee Jae-do, lacked strength. Lee Jae-do eventually withdrew to the bench.
He returned to the court 2 minutes and 10 seconds before the end of the third quarter. He increased his speed by participating in defensive rebounds and developing quick attacks. However, it was scoreless until the third quarter. I couldn’t put my strength in LG’s scoring competition.
He also stepped on the court in the 4th quarter. However, Lee Jae-do’s attack power did not come out. Asem Marey (202cm, C) stirred up the bottom of the goal, but it was difficult for Marey alone. In addition, Marey committed the 4th foul 1 minute 6 seconds after the start of the 4th quarter, so Lee Jae-do’s ball distribution and scoring ability were needed.
However, Lee Jae-do did not succeed in a single field goal until 3 minutes before the end of the game. (2 points: 3 failures, 3 points: 2 failures). However, after grabbing the crucial rebound 16.7 seconds before the end of the game, he fouled. Both shots were successful from the free throw line.
Lee Jae-do scored his first goal in 38 minutes and 53.3 seconds from the start of the game. LG took the win 66-62. LG, who got the chance to win, won 3 consecutive home wins for the first time in the season.
Lee Jae-do’s record for KGC Ginseng Corporation was 2 points, 7 rebounds (attack 2), 2 assists and 1 steal in 31 minutes and 40 seconds. It was a record that Jae Lee did not answer. However, Lee Jae-do’s first goal came in a moment like gold. So both LG and Lee Jae-do were able to present 3 consecutive home wins to the fans. ‘Maintaining second place alone’ was also a great achievement.