Oh Se-geun · Monroe vs Kim Seon-hyung · Warney… Who will laugh in the final game of Game 7?
We came to the last game 7.
The 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball championship team was eventually decided in the final 7th game of the championship match (4 wins in 7 matches).
KGC Ginseng Corporation in Anyang, ranked 1st in the regular season, and Seoul SK, ranked 3rd, competed with 3 wins and 3 losses until the 6th game, and the winning team will be decided in the 7th game ‘final match’ held at Anyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do at 6:00 pm on the 7th.
Last season, they met in the championship match and SK won the championship with 4 wins and 1 loss, and in the East Asian Super League final in March this year, Ginseng Corporation defeated SK 90-84 and rose to the top.
In this year’s championship match, which is a 4-win system out of 7, the two teams made a reversal every time the flow passed, biting and biting.
There was a prospect that SK, which played from the playoffs in the sixth round, would be at a disadvantage compared to Ginseng Corporation, which went directly to the quarterfinals, but SK won the first game in Anyang, 77-69, and took the lead.
However, Ginseng Corporation won the 2nd and 3rd games in a row, and especially in the 3rd game on April 29, the game, which was once dragged by 13 points in the first half, counterattacked in the 4th quarter and won 81-70.
As Ginseng Corporation overwhelmed the score in the second half of the 3rd game with 50-33, the prospect of winning the Ginseng Corporation brightened with the expectation that ‘SK’s physical strength is also the limit’, but at this time, SK again swept the 4th and 5th games and changed the series atmosphere. .
They succeeded in counterattacking through irregularities such as the appointment of players who did not start Kim Seon-hyung and Jameel Warney and the 3-2 regional defense.
In the 6th game held on the 5th, SK led 67-52 until the end of the 3rd quarter and came close to ascending the throne for the second year in a row.
Ginseng Corp. replaced Omari Spellman, who had outstanding power in the 4th quarter, with clever style Monroe, and defensive forward Moon Seong-gon was put on the bench, and three guards, Byun Jun-hyung, Bae Byung-jun, and Lens Abando, were put in at the same time to neutralize the opponent’s regional defense.
Game 7 on the 7th is expected to be an all-out war with no place to retreat, and it seems that the victory will be decided by the performances of Oh Se-geun and Monroe of Ginseng Corporation, SK Kim Seon-hyung and Warney, who are the aces of both teams 크크크벳.
On the 5th, in the 4th quarter of the 6th game, Oh Se-geun, who made a roar with a 3-point shot widening by 6 points, is averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds in this series.
Oh Se-geun, who said, “I was motivated by losing (to SK) in the championship match last year,” said Oh Se-geun, “I believe that we can win the 7th game if we decide to live or die amidst the support of the fans.”
Monroe, who is considered the main player in the come-from-behind victories in the 3rd and 6th games, is highly praised for changing the flow of the series twice, although his records in the championship are mediocre with 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds.
Ginseng Corporation director Kim Sang-sik also predicted, “If Monroe is better (than Spellman) before the 7th game, the appointment time can be increased.”
SK Kim Seon-hyeong, the MVP of the regular league, is leading the team’s offense with 15.2 points and 8.3 assists in this series.
After winning the 5th game and going 3-2, he said, “I will play the 6th game with the mindset that I am losing 2-3”.
Warney’s performance in the championship game was 19.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. In Game 6, he scored 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 steals, but as the team lost, he and Kim Seon-hyeong are poised to show off their ‘venom’ once again.
If SK wins, it will lose the league twice in a row in 8 years, following Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, which won 3 consecutive victories from 2013 to 2015.
This is the first time in 14 years since the Jeonju KCC and Seoul Samsung match in the 2008-2009 season that the championship match went to Game 7, and it is the 6th time in KBL’s career.