Samsung could not break the chain of losing streak even in the new year.
Seoul Samsung lost 66-91 against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular league game held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 22nd.
With the defeat on this day, Samsung fell into the swamp of 11 consecutive losses and stayed at the bottom with 10 wins and 24 losses in the season.
In the home game against Wonju DB the previous day, Samsung played closely until the end of the 4th quarter, but lost 82-85 after missing Kang Sang-jae. Samsung, which had a back-to-back schedule, desperately needed a victory in the game that day.
Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok also expressed the burden and difficulties of the losing streak. Coach Eun said in an interview before the game, “It is a messy atmosphere as the losing streak is getting longer. It is not easy to make a team. There are times when we get beaten up. I’m not blaming the player composition. There has to be a player leading it. You can win or lose the game. It’s a tough game as a manager. It is a chronic problem,” he said, explaining the current problem Samsung is having. 스포츠토토
In this game, Samsung was generally helpless. Daral Willis (201cm, F), who was recruited during the All-Star break, seemed to be adapting to Korean basketball by recording 22 points and 3 rebounds, but the performance of domestic players was sluggish. Lee Won-seok recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Kim Jin-young did well with 12 points and 2 rebounds, but the rest of the players had no presence.
On this day, Samsung’s team play did not work smoothly. As the number of team assists was only 6, the roles of the main guards Kim Si-rae (178cm, G) and Lee Ho-hyun (184cm, G) were insufficient. Here, the team turnover also recorded 14, and unilaterally gave the match to kgc ginseng construction. Also, it was fatal that Lee Jung-hyeon (191cm, G) left the game early in the third quarter due to a left leg injury.
Samsung never took a lead until the end of the fourth quarter. KGC Ginseng Corporation’s motion offense was directed and the situation was directed, and the atmosphere of the game was unilaterally given. In the end, Samsung ended the back-to-back schedule on New Year’s Day with 11 consecutive losses.
Last season, Samsung suffered 13 consecutive losses and was lethargic. Although Kim Si-rae struggled, he had to finish the season with 9 wins and 46 losses as the main players were injured and problems with game operation were exposed.
This season, Samsung is also showing the same look as last season. The team’s average score was only 73.2 points, and the field goal success rate was also 42.7%, the lowest among the 10 teams. Samsung’s appearance so far is similar to last season’s move.
First of all, Samsung needs to break its losing streak and gain an advantage in the ranking competition with Wonju DB and Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, which are in the middle and lower ranks, but the current situation is not easy.
It is the 4th round where the director’s concerns are getting deeper and deeper.