“It was the most thrilling victory” (Kim Sang-sik, KGC Ginseng Corporation coach)
“It’s my fault” (Jeon Hee-chul, SK coach)
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation held on the 5th at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium in the 6th game of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Champion Final, Seoul SK defeated 86-77. The series record is 3 wins and 3 losses. I drove the match to the last game.
Oh Se-geun’s (200cm, C) son, Oh Ji-hoon, fought in the 6th match. It was a special event of KGC Ginseng Corporation, which plays home games on Children’s Day. Oh Se-geun, who received the spirit of his son, played various roles such as mid-range jumper, screen, and hand-off play.
Omari Spellman (203cm, F) relieved Oh Se-geun’s burden by scoring, and Bae Byung-jun (189cm, G) had fun with a breakthrough. Park Ji-hoon (184cm, G) also did a good job defending as a ball handler and carrying the ball. Kim Sang-sik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, called both Oh Se-geun and Omari Spellman to the bench in the middle of the second quarter. I was trying to win in the second half.
After the start of the 3rd quarter, KGC Ginseng Corporation turned SK’s yatu to nothing for more than 2 minutes. However, SK’s 3-2 variation area defense could not be attacked. Because of the continuous turnover, only SK’s momentum was raised. It was pushed to 45-51 after 2 minutes and 57 seconds of the third quarter, and KGC Ginseng Corporation manager Kim Sang-sik used the first timeout in the second half.
Nevertheless, KGC Ginseng Corporation could not handle SK’s explosive power. It was pushed to 47-60 4 minutes and 19 seconds before the end of the third quarter. However, from the beginning of the 4th quarter, they pursued fiercely. After the start of the 4th quarter, it was overpowered 22-4 for 7 minutes, and KGC Ginseng Corporation completed a reversal drama.
Kim Sang-sik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, said after the game, “There was a crisis in the third quarter. However, after the three guards and Daryl Monroe came in, both the offense and defense were energized. I think that’s the winning factor.”
After that, “This match was the most thrilling victory. It must have been difficult for everyone, but I think I played Game 6 well with the feeling of standing on the edge of a cliff.”
Meanwhile, SK has a record of 3 wins and 3 losses in the series. SK’s fate for the 2022-2023 season is decided in Game 7.
SK excluded Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G)메이저사이트 from the starting lineup. It was the intention to use Kim Seon-hyung’s power in the game. Choi Seong-won (184cm, G) and Oh Jae-hyeon (185cm, G) filled the void left by Kim Seon-hyung with their shooting skills and speed, and SK was on good terms with KGC Ginseng Corporation even while Kim Seon-hyung was gone.
Three guards consisting of Kim Seon-hyung, Choi Seong-won, and Oh Jae-hyeon came out in the second quarter. A certain amount of mismatch was taken into account. Jameel Warney (199cm, C) injured his right knee during defense, but recovered quickly. He showed his dominance in the paint zone once again. At the same time, even Kim Seon-hyung’s outer shell exploded. SK overturned the game 46-43.
SK’s third quarter started not very well. This is because he missed all 4 field goals (2 points in total) for nearly 2 minutes after the start of the 3rd quarter. However, KGC Ginseng Corporation’s pass path was effectively blocked, and it was connected with a quick attack. They led 51-45 in 2 minutes and 57 seconds from the start of the third quarter. Kim Sang-sik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, also induced the first time-out in the second half.
KGC Ginseng Corporation’s time-out could not stop SK’s rise. SK put more pressure on KGC Ginseng Corporation with a successful defense and quick attack. 4 minutes and 19 seconds before the end of the third quarter, they ran away 60-47. However, it was unable to overcome the fierce counterattack of KGC Ginseng Corporation. The 7th game was greeted with the worst case scenario.
After the game, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “The game where we were leading by 15 points was reversed. It’s entirely my fault. The players ran well. I made a mistake in the fourth quarter judgment,” he said.
He continued, “I could see that the players were having a hard time, but I made a mistake in arranging the players’ stamina. I will prepare well for Game 7,” he added.