When is the winning magic number ‘1’?
Asan Woori Bank made the winning magic number ‘2’ with 7 games left. In the case of self-winners, the next match, Bucheon HanawonQ on the 10th and Busan BNK on the 13th, can be won by winning.
But to be precise, even though the magic number came out, the timing of victory is unpredictable. WKBL, which has to start preparing for the awards ceremony, is also unable to determine the date. Because the competition for second place has become very fierce.
Until the 5th, Woori Bank is the overwhelming leader with 19 wins and 4 losses. It is followed by BNK (13 wins and 9 losses), Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (13 wins and 10 losses), and Incheon Shinhan Bank (12 wins and 10 losses). The gap between Woori Bank and BNK is widening by 5.5 games, but there is only a 0.5토토사이트 game difference between BNK, Samsung Life Insurance, and Shinhan Bank.
The winning magic number is a number calculated by ‘the multiplier that the 1st place team can win by itself even if the 2nd place team wins all remaining matches’. But there are quite a few games left. In particular, before Woori Bank’s next match, BNK and Samsung Life Insurance will face off on the 8th, and Shinhan Bank will play on the 9th. Shinhan Bank can also win 20 if they win all the remaining 8 games. Currently, all three teams in 2nd to 4th place are in the range to affect the winning magic number.
This is the result of a reversal in the second half.
Woori Bank ran overwhelmingly this year. With a record of 16 wins and 1 loss, they entered the All-Star break with only one loss. However, they suffered 3 defeats in the second half. They lost twice to Shinhan Bank by 3 points and 2 points, and on the 2nd, they lost to Samsung Life Insurance by 11 points, and with the first consecutive loss this season, they were in danger with 2 wins and 3 losses since the start of the second half, and the atmosphere with a victory against KB on the 5th has changed
The two teams in 2nd and 3rd place also failed. Samsung Life is the only opponent who gave Woori Bank a loss in the first half. With the duo of Kiana and Bae Hye-yoon, a rookie from the WNBA, Samsung Life Insurance was the strongest opponent against Woori Bank, which added new ace Kim Dan-bi, in this season’s league without Park Ji-soo. However, Kiana suffered an injury at the end of the first half and was out of season, and Samsung Life only recorded 2 wins and 4 losses in the second half. BNK, which had been fighting for second place with Samsung Life Insurance, also stayed with 3 wins and 3 losses in the second half.
The lower teams drove the upper teams in the second half. In particular, Shinhan Bank’s behind-the-scenes is the cause that shook the league.
Shinhan Bank kept its 4th place relatively stable as 5th place Cheongju KB and 6th place Hana 1Q fell from the beginning, but there was a gap with the top 3 in the first half. He fell behind BNK by 2.5 games and entered the All-Star break. However, in the second half, it ran the best with 4 wins and 1 loss. Among them, 2 wins were won by Woori Bank and 1 win was won by BNK.
In addition, KB ran ahead with Park Ji-soo, who returned after overcoming thin plate panic disorder in the first half. With the start of the second half, BNK (1 win) and Samsung Life Insurance (2 wins) were captured one after the other to win 4 consecutive wins. He threatened the semifinals with an atmosphere where he could win the rest of the season, but it became difficult to receive any more strength as Park Ji-soo was out of the season due to a finger injury. There are still opportunities for KB, but in fact, the semifinals are decided.
In the semi-final playoffs, 1st place meets 4th place and 2nd place meets 3rd place. Ranking is very important in matchmaking decisions. Woori Bank’s victory seems to be a matter of time, but neither the time nor the final ranking is known until the end.