Oh Jae-hyun struggled to stop Kim Nak-hyun, but he had the last laugh by hitting the game-winning three-pointer.
Seoul SK defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 76-74 in the first game of the second round of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association at Daegu Gymnasium on Saturday. SK, which had its head down after allowing Andrew Nicholson to hit a game-winning three-pointer in the first round, had the last laugh with Oh Jae-hyun’s game-winning three-pointer.
Leading 32-23 at one point in the second quarter, SK was hit by back-to-back three-pointers from Nicholson and Kim Nak-hyun to cut the deficit to 34-36. The game remained close throughout the second half, with SK tying the game at 71-71 with 22.8 seconds left before Oh hit a three-pointer to win it 토토사이트.
After the victory, Oh, who scored 10 points, including the game-winning three-pointer, said, “Last time we came to Daegu in the first round and lost so badly, we had to pick up the momentum as it was the start of the second round. We were all focused and had a strong desire to win with one mind and one heart,” he said, adding, “I am satisfied with the result no matter what the process was.”
When asked about the moment he hit the game-winning three-pointer, Oh said, “I’m always shooting, taking the shots that go in for granted and taking the shots that don’t go in for granted. If it didn’t go in, it didn’t mean I had a bad feeling, so I was able to shoot it confidently.” “Before I shot it, I asked the coach. I thought I had a chance, so I asked if I could shoot, but he told me to shoot with confidence, so I threw it with confidence.”
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “When Oh Jae-hyun, who was not in good shape, was shooting the last corner three-pointer, he changed the pattern, but he knew that if (Gasworks) played a sagging defense, he would have a chance, so he asked me what he would do if he got a chance, so I told him to shoot if it was empty. Fortunately, it went in,” Oh said of his three-point shot.
Oh had missed all four of his previous three-point attempts. He had also missed a 3-pointer from the same spot before.
“That’s my favorite corner, and that’s where I practice the most,” Oh said. Even though (the previous three-pointer) didn’t go in, it’s good to keep shooting from the same spot to get a feel for it,” he said. “Even if it didn’t go in, I was going to stand in that position, and the coach put me in that position because it’s an important moment and I need to shoot from a more confident spot.”
After returning from military service, Kim finished with 26 points and six assists.
Oh Jae-hyun, who was matched up with Kim Nak-hyun, said, “He’s always been good, and we had a matchup. I felt like he was really good. He’s got good strength, and he’s good at driving and passing.” “I made a lot of defensive mistakes, so I gave up a lot of points and a lot of assists. Next time I will focus more, study more, and try to stop him.”