SK one-two punch Wonny-Kim Seon-hyeong, who can’t stop even knowing it, LG opponent with the least point loss in the quarterfinals PO￼
Seoul SK defeated Jeonju KCC in 3 games in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ round of 6 playoffs (PO) and rose to the 4th PO (above 3 best of 5 matches). The winning streak, which has continued since the 6th round of the regular league, has been extended to 12 games. Even though all-weather forward Choi Jun-yong (29, 200 cm) left due to a heel injury, SK is not shaken. This is thanks to the great success of one-two punch Kim Seon-hyeong (35 187 cm) and Jameel Warney (29 199,8 cm).
Kim Seon-hyun and Warney, who won both the domestic and foreign MVP awards in the regular league, are showing overwhelming play against their opponents in PO as well. Kim Seon-hyung averaged 11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 10.3 assists in 3 PO games in the 6th round. He also supported his teammates’ goals with a double (score)-double (assist) in three consecutive games.
Warney averaged 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in three games. There is no big difference from the regular league personal record (24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists), but it seems to have raised the scoring power a little more. In the PO of the 6th round, he had a hard time defending KCC foreign player Dion Thompson (35, 204cm), but in the latter half of the game (3rd and 4th quarters), which became a match, he came back to life and led the team to victory. 안전놀이터
The two-on-two play between Kim Seon-hyung and Warney was SK’s main offensive route not only in the PO but also in the regular league. The opposing teams had a hard time blocking it even knowing this. This is because Kim Seon-hyung and Warney, who have excellent personal skills as well as the ability to improvise, scored while using the opponent’s defense in reverse. When his own attack was not easy, he even created an easy chance for his teammates. Compared to the regular league, Kim Seon-hyung and Warney’s assists increased more with PO.
SK meets Changwon LG, which had the fewest goals among the 10 KBL teams in the semifinal PO. Asem Marey (31, 202 cm), the core of the defense, left due to injury, but LG is a team with a well-organized defense overall. Resources are also plentiful. SK also had a lower average score (80.2) against LG than the season average (84.8) in six regular league matches (3 wins and 3 losses). I wonder if SK’s one-two punch Kim Seon-hyeong and Warney can shake up LG’s defensive organization like they did in the 6th PO.