It was a game where Choi Seong-won (28, 184cm) could see the true value. Thanks to this, SK also returned the series to the starting point.
The 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship Match between Seoul SK and Anyang KGC is fiercely unfolding. SK returned the series to the starting point by winning 100-91 in the 4th game, which was played in a situation where SK was pushed back with 1 win and 2 losses.
Seon-Hyung “Sunny” Kim (23 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals) and Jameel Warney (28 points, 17 rebounds) showed their firepower after the sluggishness in Game 3, and Seong-Won Choi also played a role. He recorded 17 points, 3 3-pointers and 3 assists in 34 minutes and 39 seconds. At the end of the second quarter, he made an additional free throw following a 3-point shot that turned the tide. The 17 points was Choi Seong-won’s most points in a championship match 토토사이트.
Instead of Kim Seon-hyung, Warney, and Heo Il-young, SK put forward an irregular lineup with Oh Jae-hyun, Song Chang-yong, and Leon Williams starting. It was a plan to minimize the physical burden of the main axes, while taking KGC off guard and betting on the game. However, Choi Bu-gyeong (38 minutes) and Choi Seong-won (34 minutes 39 seconds) continued to start and ranked 1st and 2nd in playing time within the team.
As he had many roles, Seongwon Choi showed off his presence throughout the court. He blocked the front line of KGC with Choi Won-hyeok, and took over the operation of the game on behalf of Kim Seon-hyung, who was intensively checked by Moon Seong-gon. The 2v2 with Warney was also deployed efficiently, contributing to the team throughout the air and defense.
Wouldn’t it be physically difficult? When asked about this, Choi Seong-won said, “You might think so, but the team won, so it’s not difficult at all. It was a game I really wanted to win,” he laughed.
In addition to the irregular lineup, SK’s secret weapon was another. Mungyeong has been a drop zone favorite since his previous manager days. Both Choi Jun-yong (injured) and Ahn Young-jun (enlisted) were absent, so it was not possible to be as sophisticated as in previous years, but in the second quarter, the number of wins was increased. SK, which changed the defense, once widened the gap to 7 points in the 2nd quarter, but later allowed KGC to make 3-point shots in a row and turned the tide.
Regarding this, Choi Seong-won said, “KGC’s 3-point shot went well, but the players gathered and continued to talk. Since our team is strong in the second half, I thought we could win enough if we didn’t panic.”
SK and KGC faced 2 wins and 2 losses until the 4th game, and the championship match was held until at least the 6th game. Games 6 and 7 will be held at Anyang Gymnasium. SK cannot win at home, but Choi Seong-won, who was not able to win the combined championship last season because he was serving in the military, continued the opportunity to soothe his disappointment.
Choi Seong-won said, “I just wanted to win the championship regardless of home or away. Now it’s starting over at 0-0. We know each other’s hand. The team that is ahead in fighting spirit can win. I will show my fighting spirit until the end.”
Choi Seong-won acquired free agency qualification at the end of this season, and exercised his free agent rights immediately after the championship match. The total amount of Choi Seong-won’s remuneration this season is 91 million won. Since he is not eligible for compensation upon signing, many teams are interested in him. Seongwon Choi is proving his worth through the championship match. I wonder if Choi Seong-won, who is considered the ‘blue chip of the FA market’, will be able to hit the ‘FA jackpot’ with his first win since his rookie days.