“Thanks to my younger brothers”

Seoul Samsung defeated Jeonju KCC 87-72 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 17th. He escaped from the crisis of losing six games in a row. With 9 wins and 13 losses, they tied for 7th place with KCC. 1.5 games behind 6th place Daegu Korea Gas Corporation (10 wins, 11 losses).

Samsung pushed KCC from the start. The power of the three guards consisting of Kim Si-rae (178cm, G) – Lee Ho-hyeon (182cm, G) – Lee Jung-hyun (189cm, G) was great. Because the three guards arranged their stamina and ran together, Samsung was able to take the lead 30-15.

Samsung, which had a significant lead in the first quarter, maintained its lead until the third quarter. However, it was pushed back to 65-64 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. This is because I couldn’t control Ronde Hollis Jefferson (197cm, F) and Heo Woong (185cm, G).

However, Samsung has come up with a solution. Lee Jung-hyun (189cm, G) gave strength at the most important moment. He made all 7 shots (2 points: 4, 3 points: 3) thrown in the 4th quarter. He poured in 10 points in the fourth quarter alone.

In particular, when Samsung was chased by 77-72, Lee Jung-hyun drove the score. All of his last 10 points were made with his own hands. Thanks to that, Samsung finished the KCC match comfortably.

After the game, Lee Jung-hyun said, “It was late, but it’s good that we broke the losing streak. The injured player came back and a substitute foreign player joined, so everyone was able to focus on their role,” he looked back on the game.

As mentioned above, Samsung has come out of a 5-game losing streak. However, he goes straight down to Ulsan. We have to play against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, which will be held in two days. Lee Jung-hyun’s physical strength can be burdensome.

However, Lee Jung-hyun said, “I had to break the losing streak. He couldn’t think of the next game. Also, he did not play for a long time before KCC. He was able to drive 안전놀이터 because the coach arranged his stamina well,” he explained the conditions that he could not worry about.

On the other hand, the reason why Samsung fell into a 5-game losing streak is because of the serial injury of key resources. Resources that could help Lee Jung-hyun ran out one after another. So Lee Jung-hyun had to play a lot of roles. In particular, he had to attack a lot.

Lee Jung-hyun said, “When (Lee) Dong-yeop or (Lee) Won-seok have their backs, there is no need for me to be greedy. At that time, you just have to move according to the pattern. However, a lot of key resources are missing now. The team didn’t score a lot, so I tried to be aggressive,” he said, referring to his changed role.

He continued, “After coming to Samsung, I was going to make more. He tried to act as an assistant. But he said the director said, ‘I don’t think now is the time for that.’ Also, (Lee) Hohyeon, Dongyeop, (Cho) Wooseong, and other juniors did a lot of dirty work. Thank you to his juniors,” he said, expressing his gratitude to his younger siblings who helped him. Without the dedication of his younger brothers, he thought he wouldn’t even have his fourth quarter performance.