Ulsan Hyundai Mobis-Goyang Carrot’s ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball’ 6-final playoff (PO 3 best-of-5) winners will be decided in the final 5th game to be held at Dongcheon Gymnasium in Ulsan on the 10th. An all-out battle is expected as this one match will separate the fates of the two teams this season.
In PO, where the joys and sorrows of each game are different, regular league data is not meaningful. In the regular league matchup, Carrot took a big lead with 5 wins and 1 loss, but in PO, the flow fluctuates every game. The 1st and 3rd games were won by Hyundai Mobis, and the 2nd and 4th games were won by Carrot. In this situation, there is a high probability of winning or losing depending on the performance of the team’s 1st option foreign player. This is the reason why the shoulders of Hyundai Mobis Gage Prim (24 206 cm) and Carrot Didric Lawson (26 202 cm) are heavy.
●’Prim, don’t get excited!’
As a prim, the key is whether you can maintain your composure. Even in the regular league, Prim often reacted sensitively to the referee’s call or the opponent’s physical fight. Hyundai Mobis coach Jo Dong-hyun even asked Prim before the PO of the 6th round, “Carrot is a team that actively defends, so let’s not fight the referee.”
However, everything did not go according to Joe’s wishes. Hyundai Mobis lost both the 2nd game in which Prim was sent off for 5 fouls, and the 4th game in excitement after committing two offenses in the 3rd quarter alone. Prim’s post dominance, which played a big role in 4 PO games in the 6th round with an average of 18.5 points and 13.5 rebounds, is a weapon that Hyundai Mobis boasts, but if Prim loses his composure, it is impossible to even use this strength.
Lawson who has no choice but to run a lot
No one doubts Lawson’s skills, who averaged 24.3 points and 13.8 rebounds in 4 PO games in the 6th round. He has good movement under the basket and excellent outside shooting ability, so he is highly usable. His altruistic play, which spares his teammates, is also a strength.
The problem is stamina. Lawson played more than 30 minutes in all 3 games (2nd to 4th games) except for the 1st game where the win was lost early. He played all 40 minutes in the second game without being substituted, and also played 39 minutes and 25 seconds in the 4th game on the 8th. There is a big difference in skill with Jonathan Alledge, a foreign player with 2 options, so it is a structure that carries a lot of burdens alone. It was to the point that coach Dong-Hyun Cho ordered, “Let Lawson do all the attacks and relax” at the last operation time of the 4th quarter of the 4th game, when the defeat was deepening.
As such, there is a possibility that factors other than the records of foreign players will determine victory or defeat.안전놀이터 Who will lead the team to advance to the semifinals, Prim or Lawson?