SK won 77-69 in an away game against Anyang KGC in the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship (Best of 7) held at 7:00 pm on the 25th at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium, Gyeonggi-do. When winning the first leg of the previous championship, the probability of winning was 72% (18 out of 25 wins).
With this victory, SK ran 7 wins and undefeated in the PO this season, which started from the playoffs in the 6th round. Starting from the regular league, SK is on a 16-game winning streak.
For SK, Jameel Warney scored 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Seonhyung Kim scored 22 points and 12 assists, playing the role of two horses properly. KGC struggled with 24 points from Omari Spellman, but could not prevent defeat.
SK’s main guard Kim Seon-hyung, who led the team’s first overall victory by winning the MVP in the championship match last season, succeeded in renewing the contract with the current team for 3 years and 800 million won after the season ended. It was ‘Flash Sun’ who wanted to build a little more glory with SK.
The 12th season as a professional at the age of 34. Even though he is the best in the team, Kim Seon-hyung still showed off his best skills. Kim Seon-hyeong, who played in 54 games in the 2022-2023 season and recorded 16.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 6.8 assists for an average of 30 minutes and 32 seconds per game, received 65 out of 109 votes and won the MVP award in the regular league. In particular, assists were overwhelmingly first, showing a difference of more than one per game even with Lee Seon Albano (Wonju DB, average 5.1) in second place.
Kim Seon-hyung, who made SK a winner in both the 6th and 4th rounds by showing steady performance in the playoffs that followed, met KGC, who was his opponent in the championship match last season. In the absence of forwards Choi Jun-yong and Ahn Young-jun, who shared the championship, Kim Seon-hyung’s burden was even heavier. At the media day of the championship match held on the 23rd, SK coach Jeon Hee-chul expressed his concern about his power weakening compared to KGC and his trust in Kim Seon-hyeong, saying, “I have no choice but to play ‘mold-bread basketball’ that drives Kim Seon-hyeong and Warney.”
And in the first leg of the championship match held on this day, that belief was properly hit. Kim Seon-hyung scored the right points at the right place by using the floater (a shot that jumps like a layup and then launches the ball with an overhand similar to a jump shot) that he has honed for a long time.
Kim Seon-hyung also played the role of a commander by using the space created when a center like Oh Se-geun, who was guarding the bottom of the goal, advanced to block the floater, scattering assists to his teammates. It is Kim Seon-hyung who kept the important game 1 victory with a double-double performance of 22 points and 12 assists. Considering that both teams had a tight game by one or two points until the early and middle of the third quarter, it can be seen that it was very decisive that Kim Sun-hyeong posted 10 out of 12 assists in the third and fourth quarters. 먹튀검증
No matter how much you are the regular league MVP and the team’s ace, the stage to decide the champion of the season can be a burden. However, after the game, Kim Seon-hyeong’s conveyed emotion was “fun”.
Kim Seon-hyeong, who attended the press conference for Distinguished Player, said, “A center can shoot a block shot in place, but a floater can only be blocked by coming forward. The moment the opponent came out, I was able to give a bound pass to my teammate, and the shooter defender on the other side helped to block it. It was a fun part to give the kickout pass to the shooter when it comes to defense,” he said. “I think KGC’s reliance on the starting player is as high as SK. It depends on how crazy I am. I will try to win with a sense of responsibility.”