Coach Jeon Hee-chul’s trick, eventually turned the championship game upside down
Coach Jeon Hee-chul’s tricks eventually overturned the championship game. SK reversed the series score with two consecutive wins and headed to Anyang.
The Seoul SK Knights won 66-60 in the 5th game of the championship match against the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation held at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 3rd.
SK was driven into crisis by giving KGC the 2nd and 3rd games one after another. If they lose until the 4th game, they are further away from winning the championship.
After the third game, director Jeon Hee-cheol looked at the series situation quite bleakly, saying, “There is nothing more to squeeze.”
However, the irregular operation brought from the 4th game changed SK.
SK put Kim Seon-hyeong and Jameel Warney off the bench to save the stamina of the one-two punch, and cut off KGC’s offensive flow by utilizing the 3-2 matchup zone. As KGC failed to effectively respond to SK’s irregular operation, the 4th game eventually ended with SK’s victory.
The 5th game in the series 2-2 tie situation.
Coach Jeon Hee-chul, who met with reporters ahead of the game, said, “The opponent must have prepared to deal with the 3-2 matchup zone. You can tell how well he is prepared by just looking at him attacking him twice. We will go in a different way. If that happens, KGC will spend time preparing for the match-up zone without any other preparations, so we will benefit. We will watch the situation.”
In the end, KGC could not effectively attack SK’s 3-2 matchup zone even in the 5th game.
As SK used the matchup zone from the 2nd quarter, KGC’s offensive flow collapsed rapidly, and SK quickly took a double-digit lead. KGC only scored 5 points in the 2nd quarter.
In the 3rd quarter, when KGC turned the game over, SK immediately came back with a 3-2 matchup zone. And as KGC struggled to score throughout the 4th quarter due to Sung-Gon Moon, Abando, Spellman, and Jun-Hyung Byun failing to score 3 points, SK took the lead in the seesaw game. In the end, the 5th game also ended with SK winning.크크크벳
The 4th and 5th games were matches that completely changed the aspect of the championship, as manager Jeon Hee-cheol’s irregular operation harassed KGC.
The fact that SK, which seemed to be at a disadvantage in terms of power just before the start of the series, came close to winning the championship by one win, was the result of the strength of the coaching staff.
Game 6 of the championship match will be held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 5th. Will SK be able to end the series in Game 6?