KGC seeks a counterattack.
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation will face off against the Seoul SK Knights in the second leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketballㅋㅋㅋ벳 Championship at Anyang Gymnasium on the 27th.
KGC lost to SK in the first game and started the championship game with a loss. If they lose until the second game, they will go on an expedition to Seoul, cornered.
Manager Kim Sang-sik said, “Today, I made some changes to the defense. In the first game, when I statistically calculated the 2-2 between Kim Seon-hyeong and Warney, they originally scored their own points. It was low, so I paid more attention to that side. We are a team that averages 82 points, but we only scored 69 points in the first game.”
Lens Abando, who showed a strong performance against SK in the regular league, was somewhat sluggish, tied with 4 points in the first game. However, director Kim showed his trust in Abando.
Manager Kim said, “Lenz Abando will start. If he starts from the bench, he can be a bit weak. Whether or not he will start, he will lead him to increase the flow while taking time to play. The option for Lens to attack has also been supplemented. As Lens takes the playing time, the playing time of Bae Byung-jun or Jung Joon-won may decrease, but the task is to solve it well.”
In SK’s advanced defense, guards including Byun Jun-hyung struggled more than other games, KGC.
Coach Kim said, “Today, if we go too far and try to make a pattern, it will be difficult, so we gave and ordered to go in quickly. It’s boring to say, but we have to play our basketball. I should have thrown it a little, but it didn’t work out because it stuck in front of me. There are some things that dig in, but when they stick, it is necessary to take it out and throw it, but the throwing part didn’t come out well with the perfect chance.”
Omari Spellman performed well in the first game, but showed excitement as he engaged in a battle of nerves with Jameel Warney.
Coach Kim said, “I called him during practice yesterday, explained everything statistically, and made him aware that it was a KGC vs. SK championship match, not Warney’s and Spellman’s championship. He himself agreed and apologized and said he would work hard. He seemed to have put a lot of thought into it. When I told him not to dwell too much on giving points and to be calm, he accepted and said he was sorry.”