Coach Billy Donovan is nervous. Chicago couldn’t keep the last 0.5 seconds and lost.
The Chicago Bulls lost 122-123, 1 point in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season away game against the Atlanta Hawks held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the 12th (Korean time).
It was a dramatic match. The match between the two teams was fierce throughout the game. 107-107, with 50 seconds left at the end of the 4th quarter, Trae Young’s 3-point shot gave Atlanta a 3-point lead, but Dermar DeRozan’s dunk shot reduced the gap to 1 point. Afterwards, Atlanta’s offense failed and Derrick Jones Jr. made two free throws, but only one was successful, and both teams went into overtime.
The overtime match was more dramatic. With 20 seconds left at the end of the overtime period, Kobe White’s 3-point shot made the score 119-119, but Young immediately hit a clutch shot to lead by 2 points. In the ensuing attack, DeRozan got a foul in the course of a 3-point shot and reversed it to 122-121, with 0.5 seconds left, Chicago’s victory seemed likely. However, Atlanta’s AJ Griffin received an alley-oop pass and scored, exhilarating a come-from-behind victory. 안전놀이터
Coach Donovan, who suffered a shock defeat without lasting 0.5 seconds, said, “The opponent’s play was good. It was a good operation,” he praised his opponent. “Our concentration was also very poor. There is no hope for us if this game continues in the future. We are in an emergency. We have to put all our efforts into the game,” he added.
Chicago has a poor record of 11-15 in the 2022-2023 season and 11th in the Eastern Conference. The long-term injury of the main axis Lonzo Ball is also great, but even taking that into consideration, it is a disappointing result. As coach Donovan said, opportunities in Chicago are getting smaller and smaller. If they do not rebound as soon as possible, the playoffs will be unsatisfactory. Manager Donovan needs to find a solution.