[Asian Games] Men’s basketball defeats Bahrain and advances to quarterfinals… 14 hours later, home team faces China
88-73 win… ‘Core resource’ La Gun-ah only runs for 10 minutes and Heo Hoon runs for about 8 minutes.
The men’s basketball team that participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals and will face the host country, China.
The basketball team led by coach Chu Il-seung defeated Bahrain 88-73 in the deciding game for the quarterfinals held at the Zhejiang University Zijin River Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 2nd.
The opponent in the quarterfinals is the host country, China.
Since this game was held at 1 PM on the 3rd in Korean time,
the national team had a physical burden of having to rest for only about 14 hours and then go straight to the court. 카지노사이트원
If the national team does not pass the quarterfinals this time,
it will be the first time since the 2006 Doha Asian Games that it will turn away without advancing to the semifinals.
Korea, which has participated in basketball since the 1954 Manila Games,
failed to advance to the semifinals only at the 2006 Doha Games.
Bahrain, which is evaluated as one level below in terms of strength,
struggled, making 10 errors in the first half alone,
even though Korea did not use any special defensive tactics such as all-out pressure.
Bahrain, which finished the first quarter with a score of 20-24,
was dragged by Korea by giving up 31 points in the second quarter.
At the start of the third quarter, Bahrain lost the ball once again to Woo-Seok Lee (Hyundai Mobis),
even hit a fast break layup, widening the score gap to 57-36, 21 points.
The national team guards, who realized that the opposing guards’ ability to keep the ball was poor,
increased the intensity of pressure, and Bahrain’s momentum waned as a series of fast-break goals followed by steals by Lee Woo-seok and Byun Jun-hyung (Sangmu).
As the score gap remained over 20 points, Coach Chu gave key players a break by sending in the ‘youngest’ Moon Jeong-hyun (KT),
who entered the professional basketball league last month as the first overall pick in the rookie draft, 2 minutes and 54 seconds before the end of the third quarter.
Yang Hong-seok (LG) laid the foundation for an easy victory by recording 14 points and 7 rebounds in the first half alone.
Center Ha Yoon-gi (KT) also played his part behind the goal, scoring 16 points, the most in the team.
Laguna (KCC), a key resource under the goal and on the outskirts, played only 10 minutes, and Heo Hoon (Sangmu) played only 8 minutes and 29 seconds.