Lee Jae-do’s wish ahead of the semifinals, full crowd at Changwon Gymnasium
If a lot of people come, I am confident that we will show a match that matches that. I hope many of you will come.”
2nd place Changwon LG and 3rd place Seoul SK, who had the same record of 36 wins and 18 losses in the regular league and 3 wins and 3 losses, will face each other again. LG, which was 5 points ahead in the difference in goal difference, advanced directly to the semifinals, and SK easily beat Jeonju KCC in the playoffs in the semifinals.
SK, which is on a 12-game winning streak from the 6th round, is stronger than LG, where Reggie Perry joined the team instead of Asem Marais due to injury.
Lee Jae-do’s performance is essential to break SK’s rising trend.
Lee Jae-do, whom I met after afternoon training at the Changwon Gymnasium on the 11th, said, “From my point of view, I don’t think my preparations are going well, and I see only shortcomings.” I’ll play 3 more games. So it’s harder, so it’s more fun. Aside from tactics and strategy, fighting for momentum is important as everyone knows. I’m playing the first and second games in Changwon, but I’m not going to let it go easily,” he told me how he was preparing for the quarterfinal playoffs.
In the regular league match against SK, LG lost all at home and won all away. The important 1st and 2nd games that decide whether or not to advance to the championship will be held at Changwon home.
Lee Jae-do said, “That jinx won’t have much of an impact.” The attitudes and minds of our players are ready to collide. We will be able to have fun in the semi-final playoffs.”
Lee Jae-do recorded 32.2% (79/245) of three-point shooting success this season. However, in the face-to-face match with SK, it was sluggish with 19.0% (4/21). The success rate of 3-point shots by opposing team is the lowest when facing SK. Nevertheless, the average score is 13.4 points and 12.2 points, so there is no big difference.
When Lee Jae-do mentioned this, “(SK) has a lot of good defensive players. Isn’t the low success rate good for me (laughs). Won’t you give me a chance to shoot Please highlight that the 3-point shot was sluggish in the game with SK,” he laughed and said, “I like it if you do that (defense that gives you a chance to shoot). In fact, I can’t throw away my shot, and a strong defense will come anyway. that i have to overcome You need to increase your shot success rate. Rather than thinking I’m picky, SK will think I’m picky.” 메이저놀이터
What is important to beat SK?
Lee Jae-do said, “First of all, it is a rebound and a loose ball. SK has experienced veterans (domestic players) and KBL experienced foreign players. It is a team that combines energy and experience with no weaknesses. It is natural to not lose in such things, but the basics are rebound, loose ball, and talking.” That is the play LG showed this season, and we will show it more in the playoffs.”
At the end of the interview, Lee Jae-do, who saw Dante Cunningham pass by, said, “It is reassuring to have our oldest Cunningham. I didn’t know when Marey was there. Reggie Perry came in after Assem Marey was injured, and seeing him tell me a lot (Cunningham to Perry), tell me about the existing patterns, Korean culture, and the tendencies of his teammates, I felt reassured, and I thought there was a reason I played so much in the NBA.” Even if it seems to be doing it, when I see it running, I finally did it in the crisis of confrontation with Hyundai Mobis. I was surprised to see that. Everything in the world has a reason. When I got older, I thought that if I ever lived abroad, I would have to ask about those aspects and learn from them,” he praised Cunningham.
Lee Jae-do said, “I once asked Changwon fans to fill the stadium throughout the season. In that respect, Changwon fans are looking forward to it. If you come a lot, I am confident that I will show you a game worthy of it. I hope a lot of people come,” and hoped to have a semi-final playoff with many fans.
The playoffs for the quarterfinals between LG and SK will begin on the 14th with a best-of-five system.