It was impossible for Reggie Perry (23, LG) to fill the void left by Asem Marey (31, LG).
Changwon LG lost 91-92 to Seoul SK in the ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Playoff Semifinals 2nd Game’ held at Changwon Gymnasium on the 16th. LG, who suffered 2 defeats, must win the 3rd game in Seoul on the 18th to have hope.
LG suffered a season-out due to a calf injury at the end of the regular season by Marey, the pillar of the team. Reggie Perry, who played in the G League, was urgently brought in, but the organization was not right. Perry had good shooting with 17 points in Game 1, but had problems with defense and rebounding.
Prior to the game, LG coach Cho Sang-hyun said, “Perry will start. Unlike Marey, he is a type of player who plays outside. He’s contemplating whether to let him shoot his favorite perimeter shot or ask for more in the net. He told me not to drag the ball too long and to attack with a pick and pop.”
Perry scored his first points on a fast break early in the first quarter, getting a basket count against Warney. Perry connected the ball Lee Jae-do missed with a bottom-of-the-goal shot. Perry alone solved LG’s first 5 points. Perry also assisted Lee Kwan-hee’s layup in the fast break. Breathing improved compared to the first game.
There were also scenes that I didn’t want. Perry fouled witlessly while blocking Warney. He still had many attacks alone, such as shooting and missing a 3-pointer in a fast break situation. All three 3-pointers Perry threw for 5 minutes in the first quarter missed. Eventually, Perry ran 7 minutes and 31 seconds and was replaced by Dante Cunningham.
Warney, who was sluggish with 4 points in the first quarter, scored 13 points only in the second quarter. Whether the opponent was Cunningham or Perry, Warney could not be controlled. At least Perry’s scoring ability was usable. LG continued the equal game as Perry scored 5 points in the 3rd quarter with a 3-point shot and a quick break.
Perry came back to life in the third quarter. He succeeded in scoring consecutively and even induced an attacker’s foul on Warney. Perry, who caught on, poured out 15 points in the third quarter alone. LG ran away to 73-64 with Perry, who showed an increasingly good figure. 스포츠토토
Heo Il-young stopped LG’s rise with 7 points. Perry, angry, argued with the referee and received a technical foul. During an important game, he couldn’t control his anger. Warney made fun of Perry’s defense by pouring out as many as 40 points before being sent off at the last minute.
On this day, Perry scored 31 points and 13 rebounds, and received a passing score in offense. However, the difference in defense was too great to control Warney as much as Marey. With the defense that gave Warney 40 points, LG has no chance.