“I’m always confident on defense,” says Aluma on controlling the ball to win the game

Kebe Aluma (206 cm, F) controls Paris Bass (207 cm, F).

Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Suwon KT 79-77 in Game 2 of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association Playoffs on Sunday at the KT Sonic Boom Arena in Suwon, South Korea.

With the win, Hyundai Mobis evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

The game was an intense affair that lasted over two hours and 20 minutes. Hyundai Mobis led 45-39 after two quarters, 텍사스홀덤사이트 but KT Paris Bass and Heo Hoon (180 cm, G) scored in the third quarter to take the lead.

However, midway through the fourth quarter, Hyundai Mobis was able to overcome the matchup of Aluma and Bass to score, and Kim Ji-wan (190 cm, G) scored the game-winning basket with 10.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Aluma played a big role in the win for Hyundai Mobis. In 25 minutes of action, Aluma scored 22 points and grabbed three rebounds to lead the team to victory. Aluma was especially impressive with his aggressive defense on Bass, which wore him down.

“It was a very physical game, very physical,” said Aluma, who was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. I wanted to reward the fans with a win,” Aluma said after the match.

On his approach to the game, Aluma said, “My approach is always the same. I try to be physical. When we were down by 10 points, I thought our opponent liked to play from the outside, so I alternated between inside and three-pointers.”

Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun praised Aluma’s ability to defend the basket. “I’m always confident in my defense. When you play against a player like (Paris) Bass, there’s trash talk. We had a fun game against each other.”

On the offense in the fourth quarter, Aluma said, “In the fourth quarter, I felt confident. When I was playing Bass defense, I was switching, but I was attacking myself.”

Aluma was also seen committing a foul against Hee Won Han. “There was a lot of trash-talking in the last match. It depends on how you take the negative energy and how you use it,” he explained.

“You have to be on your toes when you play. It’s a physical game. There’s a lot of trash talking. If you relax, the energy level is not right. We have to raise each other up,” he said, and left the interview room.

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