SK won 73-68 in a face-to-face confrontation with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 5th round of the 2022-23 professional basketball regular league held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 7th. SK, which recorded 22 wins and 16 losses in the season with the victory that day, accelerated the pursuit of second place by reducing the number of rides with Hyundai Mobis to 0.5 games at once.
Until this day, SK was vulnerable to Hyundai Mobis with 1 win and 3 losses. This is because he was pushed back in the activity level confrontation with young players of Hyundai Mobis, which were created around ’99s’ born in 1999. In an interview before the match, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol warned, “We must not lose in a battle of activity.”
SK put in three guards as a starter against Hyundai Mobis, which is full of activity. Kim Seon-hyeong, Choi Seong-won, and Oh Jae-hyeon started and faced Hyundai Mobis with speed.
The strategy worked. Seongwon Choi led the team to victory with 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Quick-attack commander Kim Seon-hyeong (12 points, 6 assists), Jamil Warney (19 points, 13 rebounds), and Choi Jun-yong (10 points) also played an active role.
For Hyundai Mobis, Gage Prim scored 14 points, Lee Woo-seok 13 points, and Seo Myung-jin 18 points. He chased until the end of the game, but eventually failed and lost.
From the beginning, the battle unfolded. Both teams, whose main weapon is the fast attack, increased their offensive pace after the middle of the first quarter and began to score points. Hyundai Mobis took the early lead, but SK finished the first quarter 24-21메이저놀이터 with Sung-Won Choi turning the game around with a 3-pointer, and Seon-Hyung Kim and Warney scoring consecutively.
Both teams were shaken in the second quarter, but SK took the lead and took the mood. In the middle of the quarter, SK’s Choi Jun-yong scored 3 points to widen the lead to double digits. Both teams only had a 29% quarter field shooting success rate, but SK, which scored more points (16 points) with more attempts, widened the score gap.
SK’s pace improved in the second half. Warney and Choi Seong-won scored in a row to expand the score to 12 points. However, Hyundai Mobis also fought back. After Lee Woo-seok, Henry Sims and Ronjay Avarientos scored consecutively, Hyundai Mobis finished the third quarter 55-51 with Seo Myung-jin scoring three goals in a row.
Hyundai Mobis chased until the last minute, but it was SK who laughed last. Hyundai Mobis pursued 70-66 with Seo Myung-jin’s 3-point shot 1 minute and 16 seconds before the end of the game. However, Ace Warney’s floater, which was rarely hit throughout the game, exploded in a row at the end of the game, and scored 6 consecutive points, putting the final wedge in the victory.