Led by Kang Yang-hyun, the real-life protagonist of the movie “Rebound,” the South Korean men’s 3-on-3 basketball team won 19-15 in its final game against Turkmenistan in Group B at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Monday at the Deqing Ecological Information Park Basketball Court in Huzhou, China. South Korea advanced to the quarterfinals with three wins and one loss in four group games.
Lee Du-won (KT Sonic Boom) led the Korean offense with 11 points in the win. Lee played his role perfectly on both offense and defense, completely dominating Turkmenistan under the basket. Kim Dong-hyun (KCC Aegis) added three points, while Lee Won-seok (Samsung Thunders) and Seo Myung-jin (Hyundai Mobis) chipped in with two points each.
Lee Doo-won (left) and Seo Myung-jin of South Korea’s 3-on-3 men’s basketball team are interviewed after their game against Turkmenistan on Monday.
After the game, South Korea’s 3-on-3 men’s basketball players expressed their disappointment over the previous day’s loss to Japan. The South Korean 3-on-3 men’s basketball team lost the previous day’s game against Japan, 17-21, by four points.
“Yesterday’s game against Japan was a bit of a letdown after our wins against Iran and the Maldives,” said Signeon Jin. “It was a good study for us, and we were able to focus more on today’s game. Yesterday’s game was good medicine for the rest of the tournament.”
The South Korean men’s 3-on-3 basketball team won their final group game against Turkmenistan at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games 3-on-3 Basketball Group Stage on Monday at the Deqing Ecological Information Park Basketball Court in Huzhou, China. Lee Doo-won of South Korea’s 3-on-3 men’s basketball team scores a basket.
The South Korean 3-on-3 men’s basketball team, all of whom play in the Korean Basketball League (KBL), is gradually getting used to the different rules from the traditional 5-on-5 game. This time around, referees are not calling fouls for some of the rougher fights.
“There is a lot of physicality in the 3-on-3 tournament, but fouls are not being called very often,” said Lee. “I’m telling my teammates to play until the end and watch the referees, even if there are no foul calls.” “We will be more focused in the remaining games of the tournament and play basketball according to the direction we have prepared,” said Lee Du-won.
Kang Yang-hyun, head coach of the 3-on-3 men’s basketball team, thanked the players for their success in reaching the quarterfinals. “I would like to thank our players for reaching the quarterfinals,” he said. “We have been training for a month, and as we have played four matches, I think the players’ physical condition and playing skills are gradually improving.”바카라 “Now that we’re in the quarterfinals, we’re going to give it our all,” Kang said, pumping his fist.
South Korea’s 3-on-3 men’s basketball team finished as runners-up at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, falling to China in the final. The team came into the tournament with the goal of winning gold this time around. Coach Kang chose a lineup that would address the weaknesses identified against China in the last tournament.
“For this tournament, we planned a reverse strategy to compensate for the weaknesses we saw against China in the last tournament,” said Kang. “We will use our two long players, Lee Du-won and Lee Won-seok, to attack the Chinese players.”
Kang encouraged his players with his characteristically witty words and thoughts. “Most of the spectators cheer for China every time we play them, but when we play them, I think we will be more energized if we think that they will cheer for us,” Kang said.