The concentration of Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) and Heo Il-young (195cm, F) contributed to the team victory.
Seoul SK won 82-81 against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 18th.
5th place SK recorded 12 wins and 11 losses with the victory that day, and escaped from the shock of the defeat against Carrot in Goyang the previous day.
The game flowed into the atmosphere of KGC Ginseng Corporation from the first quarter. From last season to this season, SK was weak against KGC Ginseng Corporation. SK’s transition did not work for the motion offense pursued by KGC Ginseng Corporation, and it struggled.
In particular, SK seemed to collapse easily when Byun Jun-hyung (186cm, G) and Lens Abando (186cm, F) scored with a bold attack attempt. Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G), who coordinates the game from the front line, also felt a sense of crisis in the game as he spent a lot of time on the bench due to a foul trouble in the 3rd quarter.
From the third quarter, both teams played a seesaw game. KGC Ginseng Corporation attacked SK while the 5 main players took turns scoring, and SK held out mainly with Jamil Warney (199cm, C) scoring under the goal. The fourth quarter also flowed into a one-position game situation, increasing tension.
SK showed their will to win by concentrating on each offense and defense. In the 4th quarter, in a thin ice situation, SK’s Choi Jun-yong and Heo Il-young stood out.
With 1 minute and 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Choi Jun-yong took a pass from Kim Seon-hyeong and tried from the center of the court to tie the score at 76-76 with the score 73-76.
SK, who took the advantage of the game, also joined in scoring Heo Il-young. With 35 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Kim Seon-hyeong broke through and passed to Heo Il-young. Heo Il-yeong immediately shook the net with a fade away shot. With this score, SK was able to take advantage of the game at 80-76.
In the end, KGC Ginseng Corporation’s Abando missed one free throw, and SK was able to win by 1 point.
On this day, Choi Jun-yong had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, and Heo Il-young had 15 points and 3 three-point shots. Following Warney, those who scored double-digit points in the team showed high-quality play in the attack when needed. In particular, the 10 points they posted in the 4th quarter played a decisive role in SK’s come-from-behind victory.
Choi Jun-yong and Heo Il-yeong had a rough time at the beginning of this season. Choi Jun-yong returned from an injury in the second half of the second round, and Heo Il-young was pointed out as the cause of SK’s poor performance in the early stages with his ups and downs. 스포츠토토
In a situation where Ahn Young-jun is missing due to military service, SK cannot help but be happy with the performance of Choi Jun-yong and Heo Il-young. The presence of Choi Jun-yong and Heo Il-young can be a great weapon for SK, which shows fast basketball and various patterns.
It remains to be seen whether those who showed concentration in the game will help the wings of the defending champion, SK.