KGC, which faced SK’s ‘Molppang Basketball’ with ‘Total Basketball’, the starting point of the championship game

In the first game of the championship match, KGC Ginseng Corporation, which was beaten by SK’s Kim Seon-hyung and Jamil Warney’s ‘Molppang Basketball’, turned the game around with ‘Total Basketball’. In the second leg of the 2022-2023 professional basketball championship held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium in Anbang on the 27th, KGC won 81-67 while maintaining the lead throughout the 1st to 4th quarters.

Kim Seon-hyeong and Warney, who jointly scored 46 points in the first game, only scored 10 and 9 points, respectively. It was the first time that Warney, who had been the top scorer for two consecutive years until this season, only scored in single digits in the playoffs.

KGC coach Kim Sang-shik said, “It was good that we prepared to consume the opponent’s physical strength by sticking to Kim Seon-hyung and Warney from the front line.” While preparing, he emphasized that ‘this is not a fight between you and Warnie, but between SK and KGC’. Spellman’s team play, such as rebounding and passing, came out well today.”

The special task of ‘Kim Seon-hyeong blockade’ was entrusted to Moon Seong-gon. Moon Seong-gon fell on the ground several times that day and pressed Kim Seon-hyung with hustle play. Moon Seong-gon said, “When I am in charge (defense) of the opposing team’s ace, I block it with the thought of ‘let’s die together’. Seong-hyeon said, “His older brother used his body rhythm so well that he didn’t want to be fooled by that rhythm.”

SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “Moon Seong-gon is a very active player. He is an opponent, but I want to commend him for his defensive power.” He expressed his determination, saying, “I will prepare an interesting third game.”

In the offense, Lens Abando, who scored only 4 points in the first game, started the day and recorded 11 points in the first half alone and a 100% field goal rate, setting the mood in the early stages. At KGC that day, four players, including Abando, Oh Se-geun (21 points and 9 rebounds), Omari Spellman (13 points and 13 rebounds), and Byun Jun-hyeong (13 points and 6 rebounds) scored double digits. Oh Se-geun said, “The main reason for the defeat was that the line-up in the first game scored a lot from the hand.” However, I think we can win more easily if Spellmen gives more strength in the attack.”

Coach Jeon, who had not been able to close the double-digit score gap until the middle of the fourth quarter, showed himself preparing for the third game by replacing many of the key players with five minutes left in the game. Coach Jeon said, “I think it’s positive that the Six Men have endured well. Originally, the goal was 1 win and 1 loss in away matches. I thought that KGC would come up with a countermeasure today, but it seems that our players were excited about it.” SK’s 16-game winning streak, which lasted from the end of the regular season to the playoffs, came to a halt on this day.

Having missed Game 1,안전놀이터 KGG still has to contend with unfavorable odds. There have been a total of 12 cases in the past championship match where the first match was lost and the second match was won, but only 5 cases (41.7%) succeeded in winning the championship. However, KGC has a ‘reliable corner’ that won the ‘Wire to Wire’ this season. 7 out of 10 times where the 1st place team in the regular league met the 3rd place team in the championship game, the 1st place team won the championship.

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