Professional basketball Seoul SK overturned a 15-point inferiority against Jeonju KCC and won two consecutive victories in the playoffs (PO) in the round of 6.
SK won the 2022-23 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Round 6 PO 2nd game against KCC held at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 5th, after an extended game, 98-92.
As a result, SK, who recorded 2 wins in the PO of the 6th round of 5 matches, will rise to the 4th PO by adding only one win.바카라 The probability of advancing to the semifinals PO of the team that won both the first and second games in the previous semifinal POs is 100%, and SK occupied a very advantageous position.
On the other hand, KCC, driven to the brink with 2 losses, seeks a counterattack in the third match to be held at the home stadium, Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium.
In SK, Kim Seon-hyung (22 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists), Jamil Warney (20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists), Heo Il-yeong (20 points), and Choi Bu-kyung (15 points, 7 rebounds) led the attack with double-digit scores.
In particular, Heo Il-young scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, in the 4th quarter, when the team was losing, and Warney contributed to the team’s victory by scoring 6 points in overtime.
In KCC, Heo Woong (21 points), who had just returned from an ankle injury, showed a fighting spirit, and Kim Ji-wan scored 25 points, but his backing was lacking.
SK won by 16 points in the first game on the 3rd, but in this game, they fought a fierce battle with KCC.
KCC exploded in scoring from the beginning and took a 15-10 lead, but SK succeeded in turning around with consecutive goals from Kim Seon-hyung, Choi Bu-kyung and Choi Seong-won. However, KCC also played a close match, chasing after La Gun-ah and Kim Ji-wan’s points.
Even in the second quarter, both teams faced off tightly, recording 6 tie-breakers and 2 reverses. SK led the attack with Leon Williams, Oh Jae-hyun, and Kim Seon-hyung, while KCC counterattacked with Heo Woong and Lee Seung-hyun.
SK faced off 45-45 with about 40 seconds left at the end of the quarter, and Williams and Kim Seon-hyun scored two-pointers in a row to finish the first half with a 49-45 lead.
KCC launched a counterattack in the third quarter. SK’s attack was tied to 11 points, with Laguna and Kim Ji-wan scoring 10 points each, for a total of 30 points.
After 3 minutes and 19 seconds passed, Kim Ji-wan’s free throw took a 56-54 lead, and then Kim Ji-wan and La Gun-ah piled up points one by one. Just before the end of the quarter, Kim Ji-wan’s 3-point shot and Jung Chang-young’s two free throws both passed the rim, leading KCC to 75-60.
The game, which seemed to end with KCC’s easy victory, fell into confusion in the 4th quarter.
SK showed off the potential of the defending champion and conducted a great chase. As soon as the 4th quarter started, Heo Il-young pulled the reins of the chase by making 2-point and 3-point shots in a row, and Kim Seon-hyung, Warney, and Choi Bu-gyeong scored, making the score 83-83 about 2 minutes before the end.
Boosting their momentum, SK succeeded in turning the game around 86-83 with Heo Il-yeong’s 3-point shot, but KCC did not back down easily either. Kim Jin-wan made 2 free throws and 3-point shots to replay the game 88-86. Afterwards, SK made 88-88 with Warney’s two-point shot and took the game to overtime.
In a 92-92 situation, SK took the lead with Heo Il-young’s free throw, followed by Kim Seon-hyeong’s 3-point shot, breaking KCC’s will to pursue. And 57 seconds before the end, Warney added 2 points and ran away 98-92.
KCC lost momentum in the pursuit as Laguna was sent off for five fouls in the process of blocking Warney’s attack at the beginning of overtime.