AG Basketball’s crushing defeat in the Japan game

Heo Hoon of the Korean men’s basketball team was angry after losing to Japan in the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Heo Hoon met with reporters in the mixed zone (joint coverage area) after losing to Japan in the third game of the group stage on the 30th and said, “I thought that preparation for the competition was very lacking.

 It seems like I’m hoping for a fluke to win,” he said. 

Heo Hoon said, “I watched for three months while preparing for the competition, and no matter what the result, the players should have made up their minds while preparing and should have watched and done everything as it was the Asian Games, but I felt that they were lacking in that aspect.

He said, “I’m so angry about that part.

At the same time, he said, “I just hope that the players will keep that in mind and prepare well as there are remaining games in the Asian Games and national team games to follow.

He did not hide his anger, saying, “This is a game that we should definitely win, but this is the result.

However, he said, “It’s not over, so I think we need to work hard in the round of 12 and quarterfinals and do our best to advance to the final.” 안전놀이터

The national team lost to Japan 77-83 in the third game of Group D of the men’s Asian Games basketball group stage held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on this day. 

They failed to take a single lead throughout the game and lost miserably. 

In fact, the shock is even greater because it is the opponent who came out as a ‘second-tier opponent’.

The national team collapsed due to Japan’s shower of 3-point shots and fast attacks. 

The national team attempted 28 3-point shots that day and scored 11. Japan made 41 3-point shots and scored 17 of them. Japan threw more and put in more. Japan, which threw 13 more 3-point shots, also had a higher success rate than Korea. Japan recorded 41% and Korea recorded 39%.

Korea suffered an 18-point loss in goal margin due to 3-point shots alone.

 Although we focused on attacking the bottom of the goal, it was difficult to narrow the gap from 3-point shots.

The national team also lost to Japan in fast attacks. As soon as they grabbed the defensive rebound

they were unable to properly respond to Japan’s quick movement, rushing under the Korean goal. 

They gave up 14 points through fast breaks alone.

Korea, which started with a score of 0-13 midway through the first quarter, started to catch up with Heo Hoon (24 points) leading the way, but was hit by Japan’s 3-pointers at every critical point. 

The score was tied at 48-48 at the beginning of the third quarter and it was a close game, but with 2 minutes and 29 seconds left in the quarter, Japan’s Masato Ichikawa scored a 3-pointer, widening the gap to 53-60. 

Entering the 4th quarter, Korea trailed by 1 point, 65-66, thanks to Heo Hoon’s 3-pointer 6 minutes before the end, but lost momentum in pursuit by allowing Takumi Saito to repeatedly make long-distance 3-point shots.

Korea finished the group stage with 2 wins and 1 loss.

 They are ranked 2nd in their group behind Japan. 

They will face the 3rd place team from Group C in the round of 12 on the 2nd of next month. 

Thailand or Bahrain are likely. 

We must win this game to advance to the quarterfinals. Japan passed the group stage with all three wins and advanced directly to the quarterfinals.

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