Professional basketball Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation increased its chances of winning by succeeding in avenging its loss in the first leg of the championship match (4 out of 7) against Seoul SK.
In the second round of the championship match against SK held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 27th, KGC recorded a ‘double double’ by veteran Oh Se-geun (21 points and 9 rebounds), Lens Abando (18 points), and Omari Spellman ㅋㅋㅋ벳(13 points and 13 rebounds). With his even performance, he won a complete victory over SK, 81-67.
With the victory, KGC raised the chance of winning by more than 10%. The probability that the team that lost the first game of the championship game won was only 28%, but if it wins the second game, the probability increases to 41.7%. In the 2011-2012 season, KGC has a good memory of overturning the defeat in the first leg of the championship and becoming the first champion. The victory on the day definitely succeeded in rebounding the mood.
SK’s record of winning streaks, which had continued from the regular league to the first round of the previous championship match, ended with 16 consecutive wins, breaking the tide.
KGC coach Kim Sang-sik pointed out the defeat before the game, saying, “We lost the first game because the offense didn’t work as well as we did in the regular league rather than the defense.” At the same time, although he was sluggish in the first game, he predicted hot offensive basketball by saying that he would send Abando, who was particularly strong by scoring a lot against SK in the regular season game, as a starter like in the first game, and the number of goals was hit.
KGC, who finished the first quarter with a 23-18 lead, did not give up a single lead in the second quarter as Oh Se-geun, Abando, and Spellman’s scoring began to catch fire.
At the end of the first half, the team play was also completely revived, with assists (12-5) and steals (5-2) leading more than twice. In addition, the 3-point success rate, which was only 19% in the first game, increased to 43%, and the game was easily solved.
In the third quarter, when the two-man game between Kim Seon-hyung and Jamil Warney did not work, SK changed its strategy to create more 3-point opportunities. Choi Seong-won started the chase with 3 successes in the 3rd quarter, but it was not enough.
It was difficult to close the gap as main gun Warney only scored 9 points. SK coach Jeon Hee-chul called in key players such as Warney and Kim Seon-hyung as the gap did not narrow until the middle of the 4th quarter. It was intended to arrange the stamina of the main players in preparation for the third game.
Coach Jeon said after the game, “It’s been a while since I’ve seen Warney score in single digits.”
Manager Kim analyzed, “It seems to have been the opposite of the first game,” and “we solved the game as we prepared and won.”
The two teams, tied at 1 win and 1 loss, will play the 3rd game on the 29th at 2:00 pm at Jamsil Student Gymnasium, Seoul, the home of SK.