The ‘defending champion’ professional basketball SK won the 5th game of the championship match against KGC, the ‘Wire-to-Wire winning team’ in the 2022-2023 season at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul. The winning probability of the team that won the 5th game after achieving a 2-2 tie in the 4th game in the previous championship game is 81.8% (9 out of 11 times).
After 1 win and 1 loss in the Anyang away game, SK returned to the hometown and won 2 wins in the 3rd to 5th matches, preoccupying 3 wins. For KGC, which gave away the championship trophy to SK last year, the only option left if it does not want to give SK a trophy for the second year in a row is to drag the match up to Game 7 at home and win both games. Game 7 of the previous professional basketball championship has only been held five times. The 7th game of the last championship match was also 14 years ago in the 2008-2009 season. It is also the first time in five years since the 2017-2018 season that the championship game is held until the 6th game.
It was a close match between the two teams. SK blocked the KGC score while scoring 11 points in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter and finished the first half with a 13-point lead (41-28). In the first half alone, Kim Seon-hyeong put in 4 more than KGC’s 3-pointers. Then, in the 3rd quarter, KGC Omari Spellman’s offensive power awoke. Spellman scored 12 points in the third quarter, and KGC pursued SK by one point (51-52) until the end of the third quarter.메이저사이트
In the 4th quarter, KGC blocked SK’s speedy attack by recording a block shot whenever Abando played a decisive game and whenever Heo Il-young and Kim Seon-hyeong broke through the bottom of the goal. On this day, SK was blocked by KGC’s defense and was unable to record any of the team’s quick attacks. However, with 4 minutes and 41 seconds left in the 4th quarter, SK tied the score 58-58 with Jameel Warney’s free throw, which was scored through a foul against the opposing team.
KGC gave Warney two more points after failing to attack after hours. However, KGC’s pillar Oh Se-geun immediately recovered 2 points in the next attack, and Abando blocked Oh Jae-hyun’s breakthrough under the goal once again, igniting the chase with 60-62. SK got two free throws from Jaehyun Oh to Abando with 1 minute and 16 seconds left at the end of the 4th quarter, but only one of them was successful, and a 3-point shot at 63-60 by the time 1 minute left at the end of the 4th quarter could tie the score again. I had to walk on the thin ice plate.
However, it was also Jae-hyun Oh who decided the game on thin ice. Oh Jae-hyeon received a pass from Kim Seon-hyung 38 seconds before the end of the 4th quarter and made a 3-point shot, ending the seesaw game and confirming the team’s victory in Game 5. Oh Jae-hyun, who had thrown 11 3-point shots in 3 games in the 2nd and 4th games before the game and failed to score any, scored 14 points including 3 3-point shots, including the last 3-point shot of the day, and won the team’s main scorer Warney (18 points, 15 rebounds) and Kim Seon-hyung (16 points), followed by the most points.
Oh Jae-hyun shed tears in an interview with a distinguished player right after the victory and said, “The coach tried to save me until the end. The hyungs gave me a lot of opportunities until the end. In order to put that (last 3-point) shot on the spot, all the coaches gave me a pass while sweating. I couldn’t score any three points until today’s game, and I’m so happy to score one at an important moment.” SK Kim Seon-hyung, who had only one win left until the second straight championship match, expressed his determination, saying, “I will play with the mindset that I am losing the 6th game with 2 wins and 3 losses.”