Seoul’s Samsung, once known as the “basketball powerhouse,” has fallen into a deep hole with its eighth straight loss this season and 19th consecutive away game, as it was defeated by rival SK, a team with which it shares ties to Seoul. This is the longest losing streak in the history of professional basketball. Samsung lost 75-82 to SK in an away game of the 2023-2024 regular season at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on Tuesday afternoon.
Samsung now has the distinction of being the team with the most consecutive away games in the history of professional basketball, which began in 1997.Daegu Dongyang in 1998-1999, SK in 2003 and Samsung in 2021-2022 lost 18 consecutive away games, but the team under head coach Eun Hee-seok has been on a losing streak since last December. With eight straight losses this season, Samsung (2-10) is in ninth place, narrowly ahead of last-place Daegu Kogas (1-10).Meanwhile, SK, which has won nine straight games at home since February, moved into a tie for third place with Changwon LG (over 7-4).
SK also extended its winning streak in the Seoul rivalry to seven games. Samsung led 27-20 in the first quarter behind Kofi Coburn, who made all four of his shots from beyond the arc. However, a strong second quarter from Oh Se-geun (six points) and Jamil Warney (seven points) left the score 43-45 at halftime, and the team failed to find its offensive groove in the third quarter as Coburn was tied up with Warney, Choi Boo-kyung, and others on the perimeter. After a defensive miscue at the start of the fourth quarter led to an easy layup for Oh Jae-hyun, Samsung missed its next three attempts and was forced to settle for a three-pointer from Choi Won-hyuk on a fast break to cut the deficit to double digits.
Then Coburn committed an offensive foul on Song Chang-yong, and with five minutes left in the game, a series of miscues, including Lee Won-seok missing a pass from Lee Jung-hyun, caused Samsung to slowly lose momentum. n the final minutes of the game, head coach Jeon Hee-chul deployed the team’s best lineup of Kim Sun-hyung, Ahn Young-joon, Heo Il-young, Oh Se-geun, and Warney, and SK was able to effectively contain Coburn’s offense to preserve the win. Samsung committed 11 turnovers and only recorded two steals.SK, on the other hand, stole the ball eight times .Warney exploded for 31 points and 16 rebounds, matching up perfectly with Coburn, the 6-foot-9 center. Coburn finished 카지노사이트 with 16 points and 13 rebounds .Oh added 15 points and eight rebounds to support Warney inside and out.