“It was a long losing streak, but I sincerely thank our players, coaches, and fans who have supported and waited for Samsung Basketball.”
Seoul Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok, who finally broke the vicious cycle of losing streak, seemed to have mixed emotions on his face. On the 2nd, Samsung came from a 73-70 come-from-behind victory over Suwon KT (KT) at the Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul and came out of the 13-game losing streak. It was the moment of despair when the disgrace of the club’s most consecutive losses, 14 consecutive losses, was approaching. When coach Eun asked how he felt in front of the broadcast camera after the game, he was speechless for five seconds before finally opening his mouth.
The fiercely contested game was decided in the last minute. At the end of the 4th quarter, guard Lee Dong-yeop’s outside corner shot narrowed the score by 1 point, and after coach Seo Dong-cheol’s strategy time, Kim Si-rae stole Kim Dong-wook’s pass and collaborated with Lee Jung-hyun on a fast-breaking reverse gun. Transfer student Kim Seung-won succeeded in stealing again, and Lee Jung-hyun made both free throws obtained through foul play, making Jamsil Gymnasium blue for the first victory in 47 days.
The performances of two veterans, Lee Jeong-hyun (16 points) and Kim Si-rae (11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals), who shared the burden of the ace, shone in the game, and Anthony Moss ( 21 points and 12 rebounds) were filled with passion. Kim Seung-won, a domestic big man who joined SK from Seoul by trade the day before the game, laid the foundation for the final comeback with a decisive defense.
However, the future of Samsung, which has emerged from the nightmare, is still uncertain. Over the last four rounds, Samsung averaged 69 points per game. It is the lowest among the ten clubs, and Samsung’s scoring average (72.9 points) this season is lower than the previous round’s average score as well. It seems that the aftermath of the line injury that continued like a domino is getting worse. Lee Won-seok and Choi Seung-wook, who are currently leaving due to injury, desperately need to return.
Coach Eun met with reporters after the game and gave meaning that the pride of Samsung basketball was at stake in the victory. He said, “When I took over as manager, I made a promise to revive Samsung’s pride and revive Samsung basketball. It was a long losing streak, but rather than settling for victory today, I will prepare thoroughly with a mission for the next game.” On the 4th, Samsung leaves for a visit to Anyang Keishi (KGC) Ginseng Corporation, which is ranked first in the league. 온라인카지노