The South Korean men’s national basketball team was swept in a game against Korea. It was a humiliating defeat. They never led by a single second. Heo Hoon (28) couldn’t cut minutes. 토토사이트
South Korea lost 77-83 to Japan on Tuesday at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, in the men’s basketball Group D preliminary round of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
It was a battle for first place in Group D. Moreover, it was a fateful Korea-Japan game. We had to win. The conditions were fine. Japan didn’t bring their first team to the World Cup. The second team was young, with an average age of 24.9.
South Korea, on the other hand, had an elite team with Heo Hoon, Kim Sun-hyung, Lee Seung-hyun, and Ra Gun-ah. Although some players, such as Song Kyo-chang and Moon Sung-gon, were out due to injuries, it was hard to call them weak.
The result: defeat. Japan rained 3-pointers. We gave up a whopping 17. That’s a sign of poor defense. Japan was strong in other areas as well, including fast breaks and defense.
Heo Hoon had his moments. He scored a team-high 24 points. He also dished out four assists. Hehun’s three-point shooting kept the game at least close, but not much more.
With the loss, South Korea is now 2-1 in Group D. Japan tops the group with three wins and Korea is second. On to the round of 12. It’s tough. If they win the round of 12, they’ll meet China in the quarterfinals.
After the game, Heo Hoon said, “It’s a game we should have won. As a player, I’m very disappointed with this result. I’m angry with myself, and I’m angry with the players. I feel bad,” Heo said.
“But it’s not over. I will work hard for the next 12 rounds and 8 rounds so that I can go to the final unconditionally.”
He also had a few words for the squad. “To be honest, I’ve been watching the last three months of preparation, and regardless of the outcome, the preparation process itself, they should have been prepared. It’s the Asian Games. They should have put everything on the line,” he emphasized.
“I thought we lacked a lot in that regard. Winning doesn’t happen by luck. You can’t hope for a lucky break. I’m very angry about that.” He added.
In conclusion, Heo Hoon said, “Anyway, it’s all the players’ fault. Today is not the end. It’s not the end of this tournament. There is the next Asian Games, and the national team will continue. I hope the players keep that in mind and prepare well. That’s all I can think about.”