Seoul SK defeated Jeonju KCC 78-70 in the regular 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball league held at Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium on the 6th. He ran a four-game winning streak. With a record of 17 wins and 12 losses, he ranked third alone. There is no game difference with second place Changwon LG (16-11).
SK finished the first half 43-46. In the second quarter, he formed a chase flow, but in the last defense, he was hit by a buzzer beater by Heo Woong (185cm, G). Although the score difference was small, the atmosphere of SK was able to sink to the fullest.
However, SK started counterattacking in the third quarter. Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) and Jameel Warney (199cm, C) first defended and rebounded under the goal. The two tall resources created SK’s offensive base.
It was Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) who used the offensive base well. Kim Seon-hyung, who reported the first score in the third quarter as a 3-pointer, threatened KCC further with a double-clutch left-handed layup followed by a solo fast break.
Two minutes before the end of the third quarter, he made a three-point play against Kim Dong-hyun (190cm, G). In the second half of the third quarter, he saved the spirit of his teammates with an assist followed by a quick attack. Thanks to this, SK finished the third quarter with 62-56.
Choi Joon-yong made two 3-pointers in a row at the beginning of the 4th quarter. SK won 68-59. It made KCC’s crisis bigger.
However, SK’s attack was silent for a while. At that time, Kim Seon-hyung aimed for a weakness in KCC’s defense. He quickly judged whether to score or pass, and Kim Seon-hyung’s quick judgment served as SK’s final blow.
Kim Sun-hyeong recorded 16 points, 11 assists and 2 rebounds in 37 minutes and 45 seconds. He has the most assists among players on both teams and the most points on the team. As mentioned above, Kim’s aggressive play and quick judgment led to SK’s come-from-behind victory.
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul also said after the game, 스포츠토토 “(Kim) Seon-hyeong spent a lot of time with (Choi) Jun-yong. It was a lot of physical strain, but I thought it was a game I had to catch,” stressing the need for Kim Seon-hyung.
Then, “It is true that (Kim Seon-hyung’s) jumping power and running step have fallen compared to before. There is a feeling that the running speed is similar to before, but even just that much (at that age) is amazing. However, if I only did it with river before, now I mix the tempo. My sense of rhythm has improved, and my field of view has broadened,” adding Kim Sun-hyung’s skill.
Meanwhile, Kim Seon-hyeong, who entered the interview room, said after the game, “KCC players played what they wanted to do in the first half. Our defense was passive, and we couldn’t do the attack we wanted. It seems that the players stopped each other (in the first half),” he said.
After that, “The big lineup that was put into the second half did a good job of blocking the change. As the defense went well, a quick attack came out. Then the atmosphere came our way,” he explained.
Continuing, “Last season, we were on the rise. At that time, (Ahn) Young-jun was there, and all positions were good. This season, after the return of injured players, the existing resources and injured resources are on the rise. It doesn’t feel like losing,” he said.