Professional basketball Seoul SK Kim Seon-hyung, who has been in the championship match for two consecutive seasons, pledged to win again.
SK, led by coach Jeon Hee-cheol, won the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball semifinal playoff (Best of 5) against Changwon LG held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 18th, 85-84 in the home game.
SK, which had a 100% chance of advancing to the championship match by winning both the first and second away matches, defeated LG in the third match held at home and advanced to the championship match with three consecutive victories.스포츠토토
Kim Seon-hyung, who took the lead in the victory with 25 points on the day, said, “I expected it to be a tough game, but Jameel Warney blocked Reggie Perry well, bringing the atmosphere to the beginning. That was the first ‘key’,” adding, “LG players come to our stadium only. The shot went in well. That part was out of control, but it feels good to win. It was a good experience.”
The secret to maintaining consistency despite the tight schedule this season is, “The EASL (East Asian Super League) schedule was very difficult, but through it I learned how to control the physical part. Also, the trainers took care of me with massage even after the game ended at dawn. everything,” he said.
He added, “I also communicate a lot with the coach during the game.
Kim Seon-hyung said that the provocation of LG Lee Kwan-hee, who referred to SK guards as ‘mannequins’ ahead of the PO in the quarterfinals, was rather a stimulus.
He said, “I saw it positively. It can be seen as disrespectful, but in the NBA (American Professional Basketball), the playoffs are war. “It motivates the defenders,” he said.
In response to Lee Kwan-hee’s mannequin remarks, director Jeon Hee-chul called Choi Won-hyuk, Choi Seong-won, and Oh Jae-hyun mannequins 1-3.
Kim Seon-hyeong laughed, saying, “(Choi) Won-hyuk called me Mannequin 4, whose 3-point shot success rate dropped in the PO of the quarterfinals. I’m glad I went in today.”
SK, who entered the PO in 3rd place in the regular league, will challenge to win the championship match with 3rd place for the first time in the club’s history.
Kim Seon-hyung said, “(Heo) Il-young came and broke the jinx one by one, such as winning the cup competition and winning the combined championship. Winning in third place is a new challenge, and it feels good. I think it will be fun with the current momentum.”
At the same time, he emphasized, “Warney and I call it a one-two punch, but the rest of the players have the ability to burst at any time.”
Warney said, “I have continued to grow over the past four years. Kim Sun-hyung is a player who creates various options for both offense and pass, so I received help and led to good results.”
He also confidently said, “(Injured) Choi Jun-yong will miss a lot, but he will show a good figure by sticking together as a current member.”