Andrew Nicholson (206cm, F)’s firepower remained the same.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation lost 83-92 to Changwon LG in the 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang Professional Basketball Regular League held at Daegu Indoor Stadium on the 28th. Also lost in the home opener. They lost both games after opening.
Korea Gas Corporation finished the 2022-2023 season in 9th place (18 wins, 36 losses). They didn’t even make it to the playoffs. Key coaching staff, including coach Yoo Do-hoon and head coach Kim Seung-hwan, resigned from their positions after the end of the 2022-2023 season. He took responsibility for his poor performance.
Korea Gas Corporation entrusted Kang Hyuk, who was the second coach, as acting manager. Acting director Kang Hyuk wanted to ‘revamp the atmosphere’. However, Korea Gas Corporation has a fundamental power disadvantage. This is because key resources such as Lee Dae-seong and Jeong Hyo-geun have left.
Additionally, Isaiah Hicks (204cm, F), who was considered the first option foreign player, withdrew from the cup competition. Korea Gas Corporation played the first game of 2023-2024 without a single foreign player. Korea Gas Corporation, which was not 100%, lost 78-98 to Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
And the game will be played in one week. The home opening game will be held at Daegu Indoor Stadium. Players can receive support from fans.
There is another good news. Andrew Nicholson, who replaced Hicks, can play. Nicholson is Korea Gas Corporation’s first option foreign player for 2021-2022. He is a player who served as the main option for Korea Gas Corporation with excellent offensive ability.토스카지노 주소
Nicholson was included in the starting lineup against LG. We teamed up with Korea Gas Corporation players, which were different from a year ago. In particular, we made a lot of adjustments to Lee Dae-heon (196cm, F) and his attack position. Depending on Lee Dae-heon’s position, Nicholson’s attack movements also changed.
Nicholson had a difficult matchup with Assem Marey (202cm, C). However, his offensive presence was great. After pulling Marey out of the 3-point line, he scores 3 points in front of Marey. After that, he also hit a 3-pointer with an off-the-ball move. The reason why Korea Gas Corporation was ahead 15-10 just 5 minutes after the start of the game.
Nicholson, who enjoyed scoring three points, pushed harder in the second quarter. Responsible for more than 30% of the team’s field goals in the 2nd quarter (Nicholson 2Q 2-point attempts/Korea Gas Corporation 2Q 2-point attempts: 5/10, Nicholson 2Q 3-point attempts/Korea Gas Corporation 3-point attempts: 1/8).
Still, Nicholson wasn’t being unreasonable. Field goal attempt according to selection. So both efficiency and explosive power were high. He scored 12 points in the second quarter alone, and recorded a field goal success rate of about 67% in the second quarter (2 points: 3/5, 3 points: 1/1). Korea Gas Corporation also finished the second quarter on equal footing with LG. The score was 45-45 at the end of the first half.
Nicholson stayed on the court for a long time in the third quarter. He tried not to be pushed back by Marey’s attack under the goal, and was also active in selfless play such as movement and passing without the ball.
The bounce pass near the free throw line after breaking through was also excellent. After drawing the defense to himself, he assisted Lee Dae-heon, moving from the baseline, to score. Thanks to that, Lee Dae-heon smiled and hit the back court. The atmosphere at Korea Gas Corporation also improved.
However, Nicholson was pushed back by Marey’s power. We gave up points easily in the paint zone. Meanwhile, Korea Gas Corporation gradually fell behind LG. Anthony Moss (199cm, C) had to be brought in.
However, even Moss could not handle Marey’s dominance under the goal. It was difficult to anticipate either defense or offense. Nicholson was substituted 4 minutes and 7 seconds before the end of the game, but Korea Gas Corporation was already behind by a double-digit score (72-85).
The defeat was deep, and defeat was confirmed. However, Nicholson actively knocked on the LG rim, including participating in offensive rebounds. 31 points (3-point: 4/7), 10 rebounds (5 offensive), 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 minutes and 57 seconds. He scored the most points among players on both teams and recorded the most rebounds on the team. Although Korea Gas Corporation was on a losing streak, Nicholson proved his ‘still scoring ability.’