Professional basketball quarterfinal playoff direct ticket competition, until the end ‘going to the point’
- on Mar 28, 2023
With the final game of the season on the 29th, the professional basketball quarterfinal playoff competition structure has become impossible to foresee. The playoff bracket is completed on the final day of the regular season.
Except for the fact that Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation confirmed the championship in the regular league after Changwon LG, which was second in the league, lost against SK in Seoul on the 26th, the rankings of 2nd to 4th place can vary depending on the results of the final match of the season.
LG, which was second alone, tied for second place with SK with one game left. 4th place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis caught the elusive Goyang Carrot on the 27th and narrowed the ride with the tied 2nd place teams to one game. The competition for second place to secure a direct ticket to the semifinal playoffs is a step in.
In particular, the confrontation between LG and Hyundai Mobis on the 29th is considered the most important match to determine the second place in the league. If LG wins this game, it can rise to second place alone regardless of the result of the match against SK and Wonju DB that day. LG is tied with SK with 3 wins and 3 losses in the season스포츠토토, but leads in goal difference.
Hyundai Mobis, currently ranked 4th, can also get a direct ticket to the semi-final playoffs. If they win over LG by more than 19 points and DB catches SK, they will rise to second place alone.
SK unconditionally grabs the DB, and if Hyundai Mobis beats LG by 18 points or less, it rises to second place alone.
A fierce battle is expected in the last game of the season between the 2nd to 4th placed teams. In particular, the match between LG and Hyundai Mobis, in which ‘twin’ coaches Jo Sang-hyun and Jo Dong-hyun face each other, is a game that cannot be retreated. It is a game that LG must catch in order to get a direct ticket to the playoffs in the quarterfinals. However, it is burdensome that Hyundai Mobis has been on the rise with 7 consecutive wins despite the absence of injuries to key players such as Lee Woo-seok.
Regardless of the score difference, Hyundai Mobis has to win somehow to avoid Carrot, who is absolutely inferior with a season record of 1 win and 5 losses in the semifinal playoffs. Carrot clinched 5th place in the league and faced the 4th place team in the playoffs. If Hyundai Mobis wins LG and SK loses to DB, the three teams will have the same ride, and the ranking will be determined based on the opponent’s record and goal loss. The team that finishes in 3rd place will play against Jeonju KCC, who finished in 6th place, in the playoffs.
It is expected that it will not be an easy fight for SK, who will play the final league match against DB in 7th place. DB’s ranking was confirmed regardless of the match result that day. However, if Carrot fails to pay the balance of the special membership fee of 1 billion won for joining the Korean Basketball League (KBL) by the 31st, he will go to the playoffs in the round of 6 instead. As a DB, you can leave open the possibility of advancing to the playoffs and go all-out in order to maintain the sense of the game.