SK, who had the championship trophy in front of them, had to play the 7th game due to a come-from-behind defeat like a lie.
Seoul SK,ㅋㅋㅋ벳 led by coach Jeon Hee-chul, lost 77-86 in Game 6 of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship against Anyang KGC held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 5th. SK’s series record, which ended its two-game winning streak, was 3 wins and 3 losses.
SK widened the gap to 15 points thanks to a 3-point shot by Jamil Warney (31 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals) about a minute before the end of the third quarter. At this time, it seemed as if SK had the championship trophy in their hands.
Who would have predicted that it would be Snowball, who gave Lens Abando a buzzer beater and was chased by 67-56. SK collapsed out of control in the 4th quarter. SK allowed KGC to pursue with Byun Jun-hyung and Oh Se-geun while the offense showed a stagnation in the 4th quarter. It was a situation where only one operation time remained and could not be used easily.
In the end, SK was pushed back in a back-and-forth fight. In the 4th quarter rebound fight, it collapsed with a total of 30 points, including 4 3-pointers while being pushed to 3-9. SK scored only 30.8% (4/13) of 10 points in the 4th quarter.
After the game, coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “It was my fault for allowing a 15-point turnaround. The players ran well. I made a mistake in the 4th quarter. I saw that the players were having a hard time overall, but it seems that they failed to control their stamina. Apart from the fact that the opponent’s shot went well, our attack power dropped. It is my mistake. I will trust the players and prepare well for Game 7.”
Coach Jeon Hee-cheol continued, “When Daryl Monroe came out in the 4th quarter, I was thinking about defending one-on-one, but I thought, ‘About two times will be okay’. From there, he allowed goals in a row and passed the flow. That part is wrong. I asked the players to go one step further and defend, but I made a mistake in managing my stamina. I should have controlled it so that I could keep the lead, but a one-shot attack came out. I couldn’t even use the operation time. It was good until the third quarter, but I am disappointed with myself about the performance after that.”