Professional basketball Seoul SK won the first leg of the playoffs in the round of 6 and successfully took the first step towards becoming champions for two consecutive seasons.
In the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional 메이저놀이터Basketball Round of 6 playoff (Best of 5) held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 3rd, SK won a complete victory over Jeonju KCC by 89-73, 16 points, with superior performance.
SK, the winner of last season’s championship game, extended its playoff home game winning streak to 11 games.
I also got 94% chance. Out of the 50 previous rounds of playoffs, the winning team in the first leg reached the quarterfinals a total of 47 times, reaching 94%.
While key forward Choi Jun-yong could not join due to a heel injury, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol announced plans to save as much as possible, saying, “We decided not to use Choi Jun-yong in the playoffs in the 6th round” ahead of the game.
However, SK, who won all 6 rounds (9 wins), continued to rise.
Guard Oh Jae-hyun, along with opponent guard Kim Ji-wan, scored 17 points and played a perfect role in the offense and defense. He also made three 3-point shots, which were pointed out as his weakness. He scored the second most points on the team.
Jamil Warney, the best foreign player (MVP) in the regular season, and Kim Seon-hyung, the domestic player MVP, stood at the center of the victory, posting 26 points (12 rebounds) and 11 points (10 assists), respectively.
SK secured an easy victory by utilizing its height advantage and its long-term fast attack. He was ahead in rebounding by 42-30. The fast break score was also greatly outpaced by 20-4.
KCC’s key forward Lee Seung-hyun suffered an injury during the third quarter, darkening the future series prospects.
In the first quarter, SK succeeded in suppressing the starting line with a 3-point shot and superiority in the air.
Kim Seon-hyeong, Choi Seong-won, and Oh Jae-hyeon raised their momentum with 3 relays and overpowered them with 10-3 in the rebound fight. SK, which had a lot of offensive rights, took a huge lead by 28-15, 13 points in the first quarter.
Coach Jeon Hee-cheol appointed Leon Williams, who had performed well against Laguna (KCC) in the regular league, in the middle of the second quarter to take Warney’s break.
SK finished the first half with a huge 48-33 lead.
At KCC, veteran guard Jeong Chang-young fought hard. With 11 points in the first half, he was the only KCC player to post a double-digit score.
To make matters worse for KCC, forward Lee Seung-hyun, a key player in the third quarter, injured his right ankle.
Without missing a chance, SK took advantage of its long-term fast attack and ran away by 61-35, 26 points, and seized the victory early. The third quarter ended with a 69-49, 20-point lead.
KCC completely lost balance between offense and defense. On this day at KCC, La Gun-ah (28 points, 12 rebounds) and Jeong Chang-young (11) fought hard. Lee Seung-hyun scored 8 points and Heo Woong only 4 points.
The second leg of both teams will be held at the same place on the 5th at 7pm.