Another overtime following the 3rd overtime blood clot, and a complete loss. The fate was harsh, but Ace’s fighting spirit was beautiful.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation lost 85-87 after an extended match against Anyang KGC in the 4th round of the 2022-23 SKT Adot Professional Basketball held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 29th. The back-to-back losing streak was 안전놀이터 brutal for them, who lost 116-118 in a third overtime match against Seoul SK the previous day.
There is nothing more futile than losing a game you’ve already caught. It was no one’s mistake, no one’s fault. It was just the result of bad luck for KOGAS.
Lee Dae-seong, who is showing fighting spirit even with a right-hand metacarpal fracture, was the ace who led Korea Gas Corporation to engage in close battles against tough opponents such as SK and KGC even during back-to-back schedules. Even in a desperate situation where he injured his shooting hand, his tearful fighting spirit was evident.
Lee Dae-sung recorded 30 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 block shot in 51 minutes and 51 seconds against SK. There was no player to replace him and he had to stand on the court as much time as possible. Still, he performed at his best. Being a loser was unlucky. Had it not been for Kim Seon-hyung’s ‘Crazy Mode’ with 47 points, the winner would have been Lee Dae-sung.
The KGC match was also as good as Lee Dae-sung. Despite Murphy Holloway’s sudden departure, his performance against the sole leader was overwhelming. In 38 minutes and 18 seconds, he showed off his health by recording 29 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots.
However, an ace is an existence that cannot be laughed at if the team does not win despite his own performance. Lee Dae-sung, who has already felt the weight of the title of ace for a long time, could not laugh at all even though he performed at his best for two days in a row. Rather, he only felt regret for not winning.
Still, there was no giving up. After the game, Lee Dae-seong said, “Two games are really… . However, the season is not over yet and there are still games left, so I will only think about playing well. I will try to forget the past,” he said, forgetting the regrets of today and thinking about tomorrow.
Korea Gas Corporation’s 4th round record was disastrous, with 2 wins and 6 losses, but the meaning of Lee Dae-sung’s fighting spirit against injury should not fade. His 4th round record is so overwhelming that it wouldn’t be strange to be MVP enough. He is averaging 35 minutes and 1 second per game, 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals over eight games. In a situation where the records of key players are gradually dropping as time goes by, Lee Dae-seong is running in reverse. His strong instinct for victory is still alive.
However, Lee Dae-sung’s fighting spirit for injury should not end with a mere beautiful thing. The team needs to create a situation where they can win. It’s not just Lee Dae-sung’s share. Hyo-geun Jeong, who plays the role of sub-ace, and other colleagues are desperately needed. The downtrend of KOGAS can also be stopped only when there is someone who can reduce Lee Dae-sung’s burden.