SK and ‘Natural Enemy’ Ginseng Corporation, aiming for an integrated victory… What is the future of the championship game?

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Heon-jeong Lim = SK-Orion match in the first round of the semi-final playoffs held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 20th.
SK Kim Sun-hyeong shares joy with teammate Jamil Werney after scoring. 2022.4.20 kane@yna.co.kr

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Bo-in = The championship match between the top team in the regular professional basketball league and the ‘Defending Champion’ was completed.

1st place SK and Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, which won the championship game with 10 wins in the postseason last year, are preparing for the final match.

SK, which showed great firepower with 40 wins (14 losses) in the regular league, defeated Goyang Orion with 3 consecutive wins in the semi-final play-off (PO · 5 out of 3) and advanced to the championship game.

SK’s advance to the championship game is the first in four years since the 2017-2018 season, and this season, when Jeon Hee-cheol took the helm, will challenge for the first unified championship in the club’s history.

Choi Jun-yong and Jamil Warney, the MVPs of the regular league domestic and overseas, are holding out, and the squad including seasoned KBL sign guard Kim Seon-hyeong and forward Ahn Young-joon are strong.

SK Choi Jun-yong
SK Choi Jun-yong

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Junyong Choi was replaced in the third round of PO against Orion after complaining of pain in the lower back and buttocks during the landing process, but it seems that there will be no major problems in the championship match.

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An SK club official said on the 28th, “Choi Jun-yong feels a bit of pain, but it’s not to the extent that he can’t compete.

As they have cruised through the crisis caused by injuries to the players at the end of the regular season and the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the confidence of the players is also rising.

Choi Jun-yong previously expressed confidence in his opponents in the championship game, saying, “I wish a team with 100% power would come up.”

The opponent in the championship game was decided by the Ginseng Corporation, which is the most difficult for SK.

Ginseng Corporation defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 3-0 in the semi-final PO, and in the quarter-final PO against kt, they secured a place in the championship game with 3 consecutive wins after one loss.

Although they were defeated by SK in 3rd place (32 wins and 22 losses) in the regular league rankings, they are not easy opponents.

SK was weak against ginseng construction this season. In the 6 regular league matches, Ginseng Corporation dominated with 5 wins and 1 loss.

It was the Ginseng Corporation that stopped SK from winning 15 consecutive league wins this season. At the time, director Jeon Hee-cheol admitted, “The Ginseng Corporation is our natural enemy. It has a bad match.”

Anyang KGC advances to the championship game
Anyang KGC advances to the championship game

(Anyang = Yonhap News) Reporter Ki-won Hong = Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Suwon KT Sonic Boom in the fourth round of the professional basketball semifinal playoff held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 27th. The KGC players who advanced to the championship game by winning 81-79 are rejoicing. 2022.4.27 xanadu@yna.co.kr

Although there is a physical burden on the players and the aftermath of injuries, the Ginseng Corporation worked on the PO with mental strength.

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Ginseng Corporation faced Korea Gas Corporation and KT with one option, Daryl Monroe, as foreign player Omari Spellman was unable to advance to the semifinals and quarterfinals PO due to a knee injury.

Monroe, 36, averaged 38 minutes and 56 seconds in seven PO games, averaging 17.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

Here, the main players in Korea also suffered from large and small injuries, but they forgot the pain and played.

Jeon Seong-hyeon, who said, “Everyone is running while taking painkillers,” took charge of the outskirts without shaking, and Oh Se-geun and Moon Seong-gon did their part.

Returning from an ankle injury, Byun Jun-hyung did not select himself in the rookie draft four years ago, but put a dagger in kt, who chose Park Jun-young as the first priority.

He made a great scene with an ankle breaker and a decisive block shot in the 3rd game against kt, and in the 4th game, he put a winning shot with 0.8 seconds left to lead the team to the championship game.

Byun Joon-hyung shooting
Byun Joon-hyung shooting

(Anyang = Yonhap News) Reporter Ki-won Hong = Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Suwon KT Sonic Boom in the fourth round of the professional basketball semifinal playoff held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 27th. KGC Byun Junhyung is shooting. 2022.4.27 xanadu@yna.co.kr

Even without Spellman, the players who united as one filled his void.

Spellman returns in the championship match. As he has been away for a while due to an injury, it is unclear whether he will show 100% of his skills.

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Ginseng Corporation manager Kim Seung-gi said, “Spelman said that he would work out hard and that he would do well in the championship match. He said his body was a little uncomfortable, but I will try to run without overdoing it.” If your knee is okay, you will be able to show your skills.”

The first round of the championship match between SK and Ginseng Corporation, which will be held in a four-win system, will be held on the 2nd of next month at 7 pm at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium.

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