[Asian Games] Korean Men’s Basketball Lost to Japan, Placed 2nd in Group… Pushed to the Quarterfinals
The Korean men’s basketball team was caught by Japan and failed to advance directly to the quarterfinals.
Korea lost 77-83 to Japan in the third game of Group D of the men’s basketball group stage
held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou,
Zhejiang Province, China on the 30th.
Men’s Basketball Group
Korea, which could have advanced directly to the quarterfinals if it had won that day,
was pushed to the deciding game to advance to the quarterfinals. 카지노사이트킹
They will face the 3rd place team from Group C in the quarterfinal advance match held on October 2nd.
Thailand or Bahrain are likely to take third place in Group C.
For this tournament, Japan formed the national team with players
who did not include a single member of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)
World Cup held last month.
Of course, Korea also had Oh Se-geun (SK) and Choi Jun-yong (KCC) missing due to injuries,
but it was expected that there would be a high possibility of victory against Japan,
which was effectively the second team.
Not only did Japan miss the World Cup,
but all players who appeared in the friendly match against Korea in July were left out,
national team coach Corey Gaines took over the baton for this tournament.
However, as the game started,
they were dragged down to 0-13,
they hit 11 3-pointers in the first half alone.
Korea, which finished the first half trailing 37-43, struggled as the second half began,
failing to lead even for a moment after the game began,
conceding three and two field goals in a row and falling behind 37-48.
With 3 minutes and 55 seconds left in the game,
Seung-Hyun Lee (KCC)’s free throw made it 66-71.
It seemed like they were looking for their last hope, but in the ensuing defense,
they gave up 3 points to Japan’s Takumi Saito, widening the lead to 8 points again.
Korea fought hard, with Heo Hoon (Sangmu) scoring 24 points, including 6 3-pointers,
but suffered defeat after allowing 17 3-pointers at every critical point against Japan.
30-day record (Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium)
Basketball Men’s Group Stage Group D
Korea (2 wins, 1 loss) 77 (17-23 20-20 16-18 24-22) 83 Japan (3 wins)