Most of SK coach Jeon Hee-chul’s predictions for the 5th game were wrong, but just one prediction was enough to win.
Seoul SK won 66-60 in the 5th game of the championship match against the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Anyang KGC held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 3rd. With this victory, SK has only one win left in its two consecutive championships.
The player who emerged as SK’s hero in game 5 was Oh Jae-hyun. Jae-Hyun Oh clearly shook off the previous sluggishness in the attack by raising points including three 3-pointers.
On this day, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol hoped for the performance of players other than Kim Seon-hyung and Warney in an interview before the game, saying, “(Oh) Jae-hyun only needs to make two 3-point shots… ” he said. Then, to the question, “Does the game end when Oh Jae-hyun makes three 3-point shots?” coach Jeon Hee-chul firmly said, “It’s over.”
As much as that, the 3-point shot from the corner, moreover, Oh Jae-hyun’s 3-point shot was desperate for SK. Throughout the series, SK players’ 3-point shots in the corner are important to SK as KGC comes in with deep support from the corner in Kim Seon-hyeong-Warney’s two-man game.
Oh Jae-hyun was included in the irregular lineup and actively engaged in offense from the time he started in the first quarter. He put in two 3-pointers from the first quarter, and led SK’s successful first quarter through an active breakthrough. It was an atmosphere where director Jeon Hee-chul’s wish gradually became a reality.
The ending was also perfect. Oh Jae-hyeon received a pass from Kim Seon-hyeong with 38 seconds left in the game and put in a corner 3-point shot that decided the game. Oh Jae-hyun roared, and the SK bench became a crucible of excitement. In a dramatic moment, coach Jeon Hee-chul also saw this 3-point shot and clenched his fists for joy. This was exactly Oh Jae-hyun’s third three-point shot.크크크벳
Jae-Hyun Oh shed hot tears in the broadcast interview after the game, and Jae-Hyun Oh was the hot potato in the media interview afterwards. Coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “There is hardly anything that went the way I expected in the 5th game. Except for Oh Jae-hyun’s 3-point shot (laughs). That was enough. It felt like my old thirst was going down. He cried when he saw the last three-point shot.”
Oh Jae-hyun also said, “It was really difficult on the inside. He was also apologetic to the coach who continued to appoint him despite his sluggish performance. Coach, seeing the coaches trying to save me… I thought it was a nuisance,” he added.
SK, who overturned the series through Oh Jae-hyun’s 3-point shot, now leaves for Anyang with only one win left for the championship. Game 6 of the two teams will be held on the 5th at Anyang Gymnasium.