It is a carrot where the fighting spirit of the players shined.
Goyang Carrot won Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 87-80 in Game 4 of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Round of 6 playoffs at the Goyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 8th. It was Carrot who made the series 2-2 by winning the game that day.
Carrot was newly created this season. Director Kim Seung-gi was appointed as the first command tower. Recruiting Jeon Seong-hyeon (188cm, F) strengthened his strength. Even so, it was expected to be in the lower ranks until the season.
It didn’t take long to break that expectation. After the regular season, Carrot became a team that could not be ignored. Jeon Seong-hyun delivered an MVP-level performance, and Lee Jung-hyun (187cm, G) took a step forward. Didric Lawson (202cm, F) performed beyond expectations, and other players did their best. As a result, they recorded 28 wins and 26 losses in the regular season. We made it to the playoffs.
The results were good, but the road to the playoffs was tough. Due to external circumstances, after the end of the regular season, advances were confirmed ahead of the playoffs. As hard as they went to the playoffs, the will of the Carrot team was stronger.
But the reality was not easy. Ace Jeon Seong-hyun could not play until the 3rd game due to a cochlea problem. Lee Jung-hyun and Lawson were hot, but the other players’ 3-point shots didn’t explode. As a result, the series was dragged to 1-2.
If they lose until Game 4, Carrot’s season is over. However, the Carrot team burned their will more than anyone else. Jeon Seong-hyun is back. And other players also showed dedication in the karate.
Carrot’s departure was uneasy. Because he didn’t get a 3-pointer and conversely allowed 5 3-pointers to the opponent. The first quarter ended 17-30. It was completely pushed back, and the end of the season was right in front of us.
The turnaround time was the second quarter. The atmosphere was given, but the players burned their fighting spirit. He caused the opponent’s mistake through his main skill, trap defense. With Lawson at the fore, he also grabbed 8 offensive rebounds. There was also a 3-point shot that did not go into the first quarter. As a result, he succeeded in 25-10 runs. Right before the end of the second quarter, Choi Jin-soo (202cm, F) allowed a buzzer beater, but it was a carrot that made it 42-42.
And in the third quarter, Carrot’s fighting spirit remained the same. The players did not spare their bodies to win. He played one more step in defense and showed perseverance in attack. I pressed harder to block the ball going into the net and it was successful. Even from the outskirts, he kept in check until the end and did not allow a 3-point shot.
In addition, players including Jeon Seong-hyun even made a 3-point shot. Lawson also scored both inside and outside. As a result, at the end of the third quarter, Carrot had an 8-point advantage. It was the result of the fighting spirit of the players.
Although ahead, the Carrot players were not vigilant. The pressure was still strong. Although it was disappointing to give 23 points, Lee Jung-hyun scored at every important moment and cut off the opponent’s flow. In addition, the players’ fighting spirit grabbed 5 rebounds. This was the driving force behind Carrot’s dominance and victory in the game.
On this day, Carrot grabbed 24 offensive rebounds. (Hyundai Mobis caught 10 offensive rebounds) Through strong pressure, it led to 12 mistakes of the opponent. On offense, he was consistent, off-the-ball, and accurate in his 3-point shot. As a result, he attempted 40 three-pointers and made 14 of them. It was a game where all of Carrot’s strengths came out.
Regarding this performance,안전놀이터 Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi also said in an interview after the game, “The concentration of the players was great without general criticism. It was the best. In fact, it was a situation where you could never win if you were driven like this in PO, and you had to see it as over. However, the players showed their fighting spirit, and the defense was good. It’s a really touching carrot,” he said, overall reviewing the game.
Although they were driven to the edge of the cliff, Carrot showed a fighting spirit that did not give up until the end, and it was a game that fully showed why their nickname was Impressive Carrot.