“It is meaningful to maintain a winning streak” (Cho Dong-hyun, Hyundai Mobis coach)
“The players played hard” (Jeon Hee-chul, SK coach)
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis played in the 안전놀이터 Pro Basketball Regular League held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 29th in Seoul Defeated SK 79-65. He won all five games after the All-Star break. First 5 wins of the season. With a record of 22 wins and 14 losses, it remained in 3rd place alone. It is half a game behind second place Changwon LG (22-13).
Hyundai Mobis put Ronjay Avarientos (181cm, G), Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G), and Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G) first. It was to increase speed. However, it was not possible to open a speed battle against SK, which came out with a three guard. It seemed that the defense concentration had also decreased.
So, I struggled with SK, which mainly came out with backup members. Also, Gage Prim (205cm, C) committed the second foul 43.6 seconds before the end of the first quarter. There were many uneasy factors for Hyundai Mobis. The reason why the content of the game was not satisfactory despite leading 38-35.
Also, Hyundai Mobis allowed 6 offensive rebounds only in the 2nd quarter. So I rebounded in the 3rd quarter. Same goes for defense. But the attack didn’t go too far. Although leading 51-49, Hyundai Mobis’ 3rd quarter field goal success rate was only about 24% (2 points: 3/12, 3 points: 1/5).
Shin Min-seok (199cm, F) seemed to change the atmosphere with a 3-point shot. However, Hyundai Mobis could not break the low flow of the 3rd quarter. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun tried to change the atmosphere with a time-out 7 minutes and 23 seconds before the end of the game. After that, Avarientos put a wedge in the game with a decisive 3-pointer.
Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said after the game, “We gave away 10 offensive rebounds in the first half. He had an insecure side. Still, he came to his senses in the second half and was able to continue his winning streak. That is meaningful,” he said.
After that, he “reprimanded me (at halftime). He said to start with the basics. He emphasized that what needs to be protected must be protected. He said you can’t win without doing what you have to do.”