For KOGAS, it is a winter that is only municipal. Finally, the remaining foreign player replacement tickets were exhausted.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation lost 85-87 after a 먹튀검증 close match that went to overtime in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular league away game against Anyang KGC held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 29th.
On the 28th, KOGAS lost 116-118 to Seoul SK after a bloody battle that went to the 3rd overtime, and fell into a two-game losing streak. It was a prelude to a bigger ordeal to come for KOGAS. The gas corporation suddenly left Murphy Holloway prior to the game against KGC held the next day.
It was a season out full of questions. Holloway had digested 33 minutes and 50 seconds against SK. It was a schedule that could cause problems with physical strength, but there were no special injuries. The reason for his expulsion was not an injury. Director Yoo Do-hoon said, “I couldn’t finish the season due to personal reasons.” Holloway has not yet left the country.
Gas Corporation, which has already changed Yushu Silver Pottery to Devon Scott, is in a situation where it has to exhaust even the last remaining foreign player replacement card. Director Yoo Do-hoon said, “We have to find it urgently. Other leagues are also underway, so it’s difficult to find a player you like. If (the absence of one foreign player) becomes long, a domino of the aftermath of injury following the deterioration of physical strength of domestic players will unfold. We will continue to review (the target),” he said.
KGC was also back-to-back after playing an away game against Changwon LG, but it was Gas Corporation that had the bigger anxiety factor. In the aftermath of the 3rd overtime, an irregular starting lineup (Lee Won-dae – Woo Dong-hyun – Shin Seung-min – Jung Hyo-geun – Scott) had to be operated, and even Lee Dae-heon suffered an unexpected injury at the beginning of the 3rd quarter. Lee Dae-heon, who complained of pain in his left side after a collision with Oh Se-geun, could not be put back in afterwards.
KOGAS displayed its fighting spirit even in unfavorable conditions. Lee Dae-seong (29 points, 3 3-point shots, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots) consistently showed firepower by moving in and out, and in the middle of the 4th quarter, Belrangel’s 3-point shot turned the tide of the game.
However, KOGAS could not laugh in the end. KOGAS, which failed to crack down on rebounding at the end of the 4th quarter and went into overtime, allowed Daryl Monroe a winning shot 2 seconds before the end of the overtime to tie the score, resulting in a 2-point defeat.
9th place KOGAS fell into a three-game losing streak. The ride with 6th place Jeonju KCC and the 10th place Seoul Samsung also became 3 games. Can KOGAS overcome the bad news of the mysterious Holloway season out in a cold winter? Gas Corporation was given the biggest challenge this season.