Professional basketball Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Goyang Carrot and ignited a dramatic jump to second place. The second place in the regular league, where Seoul SK, Changwon LG, and Mobis compete, will be decided through the final game on the 29th.
Mobis defeated Carrot 88-83 in the 2022-23 professional basketball regular league away game held at the Goyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 27th.
With this victory, Mobis, who had a 7-game winning streak, recorded 34 wins and 19 losses, narrowing the gap with SK and LG in joint 2nd place to one game. Mobis and LG will face off in the final match, and SK will face off against Wonju DB, respectively.
If LG beats Mobis, it rises to 2nd place, and if LG loses, if SK beats DB, it finishes the regular league in 2nd place. Only when Mobis defeats LG and SK is caught by DB can the victory and defeat between the three teams be tied and aim for a miracle.
In this case, the second place is determined through the opponent’s record between the three teams, and even the record is tied at 3 wins and 3 losses, so the goal difference must be calculated.
On the other hand, 5th placed Carrot suffered a bitter loss at home and recorded 27-26. Although the 5th place in the regular league has already been confirmed, the remaining KBL subscription fee of 1 billion won must be paid by the 31st to be able to play spring basketball.
With this victory, Mobis not only ignited the competition for second place, but also escaped from 5 consecutive losses against Carrot this season and recorded a victory against the former club. In addition to 7 consecutive wins in the league, they continued the momentum of 5 consecutive wins in away matches.
A fierce battle unfolded from the beginning of the match. At the beginning of the first quarter, Carrot seemed to overwhelm the team with scores from Lee Jung-hyun, Lawson, and Kim Jin-yu, but Mobis quickly balanced the game with Prim. When Seo Myung-jin overturned the match, a close match continued, with Lee Jung-hyun counterattacking. After a fierce fight, Carrot took a narrow lead, 18-15, in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, sparks also flew. Carrot seemed to widen the gap with a 25-19 lead, but Mobis also overturned the game by adding consecutive points from Avarientos, Seo Myung-jin, and Tae-wan Kim, starting with Kim Tae-wan’s 3-point shot. After that, the two teams fought back and forth and fought fiercely. Mobis finished the first half with a 46-44, two-point lead.
The fierce flow continued until the middle of the third quarter. When Mobis runs away, Carrot follows. Whenever a gap widened, Carrot quickly closed the gap with Kim Kang-seon and Lawson’s outer guns. In Mobis, Choi Jin-soo and Seo Myung-jin also scored evenly.
With Mobis leading 58-57, neither team could score for more than 3 minutes. Carrot also missed a decisive comeback opportunity as Park Jin-cheol’s two free throws both failed.
Mobis quickly seized the victory after Seo Myung-jin, who had been replaced earlier, felt pain during the landing process. Two 3-pointers from Prim and Tae-Wan Kim burst one after another, and with Seo Myung-Jin and Woo-Suk Lee’s consecutive steals and a quick break, the gap widened to 70-59. The fierce flow throughout the game began to lean toward Mobis in an instant.
Carrot, who was cornered, did not back down in the final 4th quarter. At one point, the gap widened to 10 points, and the loss was dark, but with 1 minute and 29 seconds left in the game, Choi Hyun-min’s 3-point shot exploded, and they pursued to a 4-point gap. Then, while Seo Myung-jin’s two free throws failed, Hasashi Moriguchi succeeded in one free throw, narrowing the gap to three points.
However, Mobis’ concentration toward the second place jump was not disturbed in the end. Avarientos’ 3 points exploded, and with 28.2 seconds left, Avarientos succeeded in both free throws, widening the gap by 6 points. Carrot’s efforts aimed at the last great battle did not come to fruition.
On this day,온라인바카라 Mobis played an active role with Seo Myung-jin with 21 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds, including 3 3-point shots, and Gage Prim also played an active role with 18 points and 12 rebounds with a double-double. Kim Tae-wan (15 points), Avarientos (14 points) and Knox (10 points) also contributed with double-digit scores.
In Carrot, Lee Jeong-hyun struggled with 24 points, the most among both teams, but swallowed regret as all 7 3-pointers attempted went to nothing. Lawson scored 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Kim Gang-sun scored 14 points, but failed to prevent the team from losing.