Professional basketball Seoul SK defeated Jeonju KCC and advanced to the playoffs in the quarterfinals.
SK overturned its inferiority by 16 points in the 3rd game of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Round of 6 playoff (Best of 5) against Jeonju KCC held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 7th and won 77-72.
SK, who took both the first and second games at home in Seoul, ended the series with 3 wins and confirmed their advance to the semifinal playoffs (Best of 5 matches).
Jameel Warney dominated the inside with 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Kim Seon-hyung, who had been sluggish in the beginning, played a triple-double with 10 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds.
The two won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for foreign and domestic players in the regular season this season. Although SK stayed in 3rd place in the regular league, it boasted an overwhelming performance enough to win the companion MVP.
Kim Seon-hyung said, “I thought it would not be an easy game against KCC. I thought it might not be easy because of the heat of Jeonju, but I think the driving force behind the come-from-behind victory was that I started with defense.”
In fact, Kim Seon-hyung showed two times that he did not look like an MVP at the beginning of the first quarter. In the process of fighting for leadership, an ambiguous attack attempt gave KCC a chance to counterattack.
As a result, KCC was able to take the fight in the first quarter tight, and ran away in the second quarter, widening the score gap.
Kim Seon-hyung said, “The back of my head was hot, and I felt very sorry for my teammates. I gave them an excuse to let go of the atmosphere by overdoing the attack twice. I think I showed you,” he laughed.
Warney said, “KCC is a very good team. Looking at each player, I think they are the best in KBL.” We did our best, and we didn’t give up.”
The opponent in the quarterfinals is Changwon LG, which is second in the regular league. SK and LG will fight ahead of advancing to the championship match from the 14th.
There are variables. Asem Marey, the main player who led LG to second place in the regular league, left due to injury. Instead, Reggie Perry, who has a tendency to attack, joined.
Kim Seon-hyung said, “Marey is an important player, but I doubt how well the new player will do. LG is a team that moves organically, not only Marey, but also Lee Jae-do and Lee Kwan-hee,” he said. I don’t think we have any burden.” 먹튀검증
Warney showed confidence, saying, “I have a good record in the G League (NBA lower league), and the basketball community is small, so I can see it.”
Quite a few people predict SK’s slight advantage even though LG has the upper hand in the regular league standings. In the regular league, it was tight with 3 wins and 3 losses.
Perhaps the presence of two MVPs, Warney and Kim Sun-hyung, is one of the big reasons. Is there any burden?
Warney said, “Our team has been showing good form since the East Asian Super League (EASL) tournament so far. We will be able to play a good game by continuing to emphasize that point.” It’s all the same,” he said.
Kim Seon-hyung said, “I am confident. Both me and Warney seem to be enjoying the pressure. There was a lot more pressure than now, so I am able to enjoy it as I gain experience. Starting today, I will prepare to enjoy the playoffs in the quarterfinals.”