Korea Gas Corporation in Daegu is shaking. Having already suffered 5 consecutive losses, it is difficult to get out of the 9th place in the league (13 wins and 24 losses). The fight for 6th place also became difficult. Fortunately, there is consolation. This is the performance of ace Lee Dae-seong (32).
The Korean Basketball League (KBL) announced on the 6th that “Korea Gas Corporation’s Lee Dae-seong was selected as the 4th round MVP.” Lee Dae-seong won 20 out of 109 valid votes, beating Byun Jun-hyeong of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation to embrace MVP. With this, Lee Dae-sung won the second round MVP in 4 seasons after being selected as the 6th round MVP with the news of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2018-2019 season.
Lee Dae-sung’s performance was truly amazing. Lee Dae-seong recorded an average of 20.7 points and 3.4 assists while playing an average of 34 minutes and 59 seconds over four rounds. In the case of scoring, it is 2nd overall and 1st in the country. He has been the MVP for a long time, but his performance throughout the season is also on the steady side. This season, Lee Dae-sung is averaging 18.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
In particular, during this period, Lee Dae-seong showed a fighting spirit to win MVP despite suffering a wrist injury. Due to his dynamic nature of play, he had no fear even though there was a possibility that his injury would get worse. It was the sense of mission and confidence of being an ace.
However, KOGAS fell into a deep slump. Despite Lee Dae-sung’s performance, he has lost 5 in a row in recent years and only 2 wins and 8 losses in 10 games held this year. Naturally, I lost my strength in the ranking competition. The team to catch up seems to be getting farther and farther away. The gap between KOGAS and 6th place Jeonju KCC (17 wins and 20 losses) widened by 4 games. Prior to this, it is necessary to beat Suwon KT (17-22) in 7th place and Wonju DB (176-22) in 8th place.
It’s time to set up a rebound point somehow. However, even the upcoming 4 games are quite burdensome. The opponents are all top teams. Starting with the 2nd place Changwon LG, KOGAS will face off against 4th place Seoul SK, 1st place Anyang KGC, and 3rd place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. 안전놀이터
If there is a positive aspect, it is that KOGAS’ performance was not bad. All of the previous 10 games were close by 10 points or less. There were many Gyeonggi-do by 5 points. As much as that, the gas corporation persistently bit the opponent. It is regrettable that we could not maintain concentration until the end of the game, but we can have confidence in that we stood up against the opponent on an equal footing. It didn’t collapse helplessly.
However, there are conditions to connect this to victory. There must be a reliable partner to match Lee Dae-sung. A strong one-two punch is needed to divert the opposing defense’s attention toward Lee Dae-sung, and the team has more tactical options. Lee Dae-sung alone is difficult to achieve victory. Although the team is leading the team in adverse conditions with many small and large injuries, it seems that a partner who will support them is absolutely necessary.
Fortunately, Murphy Holloway, a foreign player who did not participate in the game due to personal problems, has recently made up his mind and is concentrating on playing. On the 31st of last month, he also played an active role with 21 points and 13 rebounds against KT. In the game against KT on the 4th, Jung Hyo-geun scored 16 points and Lee Dae-heon 15 points. It seems that the burden of Lee Dae-sung is being relieved little by little.