“I want to finish in Game 4.”
Professional basketball manager Kim Sang-shik of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation seems to want to avoid a bloody battle that goes all the way to the 5th round of the playoffs (PO) in the quarterfinals.
KGC laughed 76-72 in an away game against Goyang Carrot in the 3rd game of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball 4-final playoff (PO, 5 matches, 3 wins) held at the Goyang Gymnasium on the 17th.
With this victory, KGC was only one win away from advancing to the championship match.
Coach Kim said, “I want to finish the PO in the 4th round. It was like that in the 2nd game, but I will recover the game today and prepare well for the 4th game.”안전놀이터
The one who wins 2 wins first from the previous semifinals PO to the 3rd game has a 90% chance of advancing to the championship game. Nonetheless, the fact that coach Kim remains vigilant means that Carrot’s ‘archery basketball’ is not that easy.
In fact, on this day, KGC was dragged to 0-15 with five 3-pointers hit within 4 minutes of the start of the game.
Coach Kim said, “As the help defense prepared in advance went deep, I had a hard time getting hit by 3 points.” Entering the help allows 3 points. Later, even if I gave up the drive, it worked well for me to block the 3 points,” he sighed.
Coach Kim predicted an all-out coercion defense once again to end Game 4. He said, “It was the same in the first game, but the opponent is harder than us. “I have to keep pushing,” he said. “Today, the full-court press went well from the second quarter.”
Conversely, Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi wants to play until the 5th game, not the 4th game.
Director Kim said, “There is no giving up until the end. He promised to do his best until the end even if he was tired of the players,” and promised to win the 4th game to be held at the same place on the 19th.