Justin Gutang (190cm, F) was the hidden contributor to LG’s come-from-behind victory.
Changwon LG won 82-81 against Wonju DB in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball game held at Wonju Sports Complex on the 17th. 2nd place LG’s season record was 18 wins and 12 losses. They are chasing leader Anyang KGC by 3.5 games.
This game was KBL’s first game after the All-Star break. Prior to the game, LG coach Jo Sang-hyun said, “We are the last to rest and the first to play. The main players are in the All-Star game.”
He added, “In the game against DB, I always fell behind in the first quarter. I have to catch every little part from the beginning.” However, LG failed to start the game as coach Cho Sang-hyun expected.
LG was pushed to 2-10 at one point in the first quarter. The attack development was somewhat stiff, and even the defense, which was considered an advantage, was not smooth. 바카라
LG immediately counterattacked with goals from Yoon Won-sang (180cm, G) and Asem Marey (202cm, C). However, due to the unfortunate defensive organization, they again conceded to 9-19. The first quarter ended with a 12-19 lead.
The time when LG exerted its strength was the second quarter. Except for Marey, all starting players were replaced. Sanghyuk Han (183cm, G) – Kwanhee Lee (190cm, G) – Gutang – Minsoo Seo (197cm, F) – Marey stepped onto the court.
First, Han Sang-hyeok closely defended Lee Seon Albano (185cm, G). Albano, who scored 10 points in the first quarter alone, scored only two points in the second quarter with free throws.
Then, Gutang’s match coordination shined. He delivered an assist to Kim Jun-il (201cm, F), who was replaced by Marey. When there was bullying, LG’s offensive development was carried out like water. The reverse was successful.
Gutang’s performance continued in the third quarter. He led LG with transitions and 2v2 attacks. He was also accurate with mid-range jumpers. He created a 7-point advantage for LG.
However, after calling Gutang to the bench, LG allowed a turnaround. Gutang was brought back in to extinguish the fire.
Gutang’s playing time in the fourth quarter was 2 minutes and 14 seconds. He added two assists, but watched LG’s comeback from the bench.
Nevertheless, Gutang was the hidden contributor to the match. Because he brought the vibe that went over to DB. Together with Kim Jun-il, he showed off his outstanding efficiency.