Which team will be the protagonist of this year’s professional basketball?
Professional basketball is approaching 스포츠토토 the end of the season. In order to cover the strongest in the 2022-2023 season, the’defending champion’ Seoul SK and Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, which won the regular league’Wire to Wire’, will meet on a single wooden bridge for the playoff (PO) throne.
Both teams will play the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship (Best of 7) at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium, the home of Ginseng Corporation, on the 25th.
It draws more attention because it is a confrontation between the two teams that met in the championship match last season. At that time, SK defeated Ginseng Corporation with 4 wins and 1 loss and took the top spot. Ginseng Corporation, which won the throne in the 2020-2021 season, took a step back after being defeated by SK.
SK, which advanced to PO in 3rd place in the regular league, showed a strong determination. SK, which has been on the PO stage for two consecutive seasons, is thinking of connecting both opportunities to victory.
SK, which has the best player (MVP) in the regular league this season, is aiming for the throne with its mighty firepower.
Kim Seon-hyung, who led the team to victory as the PO MVP last season, is still showing off his skills by becoming the domestic player MVP in the regular league this season. Kim Seon-hyung, who scored an average of 16.3 points in the regular league, recorded an average of 15.2 points in 6 PO games against Jeonju KCC and Changwon LG.
Jamil Warney is also rising as a foreign player MVP, raising expectations for consecutive PO wins.
Warney, who topped the division with an average of 24.2 points in the regular league, is maintaining the top spot with an average of 27.8 points in PO.
However, the bad news is that Choi Jun-yong, who won the regular league MVP last season, injured his left heel, making his appearance in the championship match unclear.
The momentum of the Ginseng Corporation this season is also formidable.
Ginseng Corporation won the championship with ‘Wire to Wire’, which never missed the first place in the regular league this season. Ginseng Corporation, which has advanced to the championship match for three consecutive seasons, will go on to win the championship in six seasons after the 2016-2017 season.
Ginseng Corp. also has a star. Byun Jun-hyeong ranked second in the regular league domestic player MVP vote, and Omari Spellman ranked second in the foreign player MVP vote.
Ginseng Corporation uses Spellman’s scoring power to suppress SK’s momentum. Spellman, who scored an average of 19.9 points in the regular league, ranked second in the division and made a double wall with Warney, who ranked first.
However, Spellman, who scored 22 points in the first game of the semifinal PO and 19 points in the second game, was sluggish with 5 points in the 3rd game and 10 points in the 4th game.
Instead, he is holding the rise of Byun Jun-hyung. Byun Jun-hyung, who posted an average of 14.1 points in the regular league, showed a rising momentum as he struggled with an average of 15.3 points in 4 PO games against Goyang Carrot.
The previous record predicts the advantage of Ginseng Corporation, which is ranked first in the regular league.
Half of the winning spots (13 out of 25) in all-time POs went to the first place in the regular league. On the other hand, there were only 20% (5 out of 25) cases where the third place in the regular league won the PO championship.
It is expected that it will be important to suppress the baseline in the first game.
Teams that succeeded in overtaking the baseline in past championship matches won the PO championship with a probability of 72% (18 out of 25).
Including the predecessor team, SK has entered PO 10 times and has won three times (1999-2000, 2017-2018, 2021-2022). Ginseng Corporation took the top spot three times (2011-2012, 2016-2017, 2020-2021) after being on the PO stage 15 times.