Korean men’s basketball, aiming for its first Asian Games gold medal in nine years, won two games in a row ahead of the Korea-Japan match.
The national team led by coach Chu Il-seung won 76-64 in the second game of Group D of the men’s basketball group stage at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Qatar held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Zhejiang, China, at 2:30 pm (Korean time) on the 28th.
In Korea, La Gun-ah (KCC) performed well, recording a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Ha Yoon-gi (14 points), Heo Hoon (10 points), Lee Jeong-hyun, and Kim Seon-hyung (8 points) also showed good performances.메이저놀이터
Korea, which was struggling in the beginning by not scoring well, later held Qatar tightly in defense. Taking advantage of this, Korea continued to score, starting with Heo Hoon’s 3-pointer, and after the middle of the quarter, Yang Hong-seok joined in to take the lead.
Afterwards, they started to catch up again in the second quarter, but this time Laguna launched a fierce attack. Thanks to the performance of La Gun-ah, who hit three 3-pointers in the second quarter alone, Korea ended the first half with a 43-29 lead. In the third quarter that followed, while La Gun-ah and Heo Hoon were scoring, Ha Yoon-ki also reliably kept the goal.
Korea, which had been running away, struggled in the fourth quarter and was at risk of being trailed by 9 points (69-60) at one point. However, Ha Yoon-ki and Kim Seon-hyung scored in the last minute, confirming the victory.
Korea, aiming for its first gold medal in nine years since the 2014 Incheon Games, ranked first in Group D. Korea will play the final match of the preliminary round against Japan at 12 noon on the 30th for first place in the group.