Professional basketball Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation returned to the throne of the championship match after 4 years.
Ginseng Corporation, led by Kim Seung-gi, won the 4th leg of the 2020-2021 Hyundai Mobis Professional Basketball Championship (4 wins from 7 matches) held at the home, Anyang Gymnasium on the 9th, against Jeonju KCC by 84 to 74.
Ginseng Corporation, which won all matches in the 1st to 4th rounds, reached the top in 4 years after the 2016-2017 season.
This is the 3rd championship championship of Ginseng Corporation, who entered the championship two times (2011-2012, 2016-2017 season) and won the championship.
Ginseng Corporation, who placed third in the regular league (30 wins and 24 losses), was the first team to advance to the semifinal playoffs (PO) and recorded a record of ascending the throne with a win of 10 matches.
Earlier, Seoul Samsung in the 2005-2006 season and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2012-2013 season had previously won the championships, but these teams started from PO in the quarterfinals.
Ginseng Corporation, who beat Busan kt in the 6th PO and Hyundai Mobis in the 4th PO, ended the 3rd series with a'sweep'.
This is the fifth time in professional basketball, which was launched in 1997, the team that qualifies for the round of six has won the championship.
In this series, Ginseng Corporation has also set a record for the most consecutive wins (10 consecutive wins) against PO and Champ, including a record over two seasons.
In August 2015, he took over the Ginseng Corporation as an acting coach, and in December of that year, coach Kim, who was promoted to the official coach, won his second championship after five years of his debut as a coach.
Coach Kim, who won the championship game 10 times and won 8 times until this day, set the tie record for the highest win rate (80%) of the championship command tower, which was set by KBL's game operation headquarters as coach Kim Dong-kwang.
KCC, the 1st place in the regular league, challenged the 6th championship championship and the 3rd combined championship with the best players (MVPs) Song Gyo-chang and Laguna in the regular league, but in the end remained runner-up in the championship.
Jared Sullinger from the NBA, who joined Ginseng Corporation later in the season and became the'last puzzle piece' of the Ginseng Corporation championship, was selected as the best player (MVP) by receiving 55 out of a total of 86 votes in a press vote. .
On this day, Sullinger scored the most 42 points in both teams and played 15 rebounds.
Se-geun Oh, who tied KCC Laguna together with Seollinger under the goal and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds, also shined.
KCC struggled with Song Gyo-chang and Jeong Chang-young, respectively, scoring 22 points and 18 points.
Ginseng Corporation took the lead early with Sullinger, who caught 25 points and 9 rebounds in the first half alone.
Ginseng Corporation, which finished the first quarter 18 to 17, was able to escape by 42 to 27 and 15 points in the second half of the second quarter, with Seollinger increasing 3 points and 2 points in a row and 2 free throws.
At the end of the quarter, when KCC narrowed the gap by 11 points with Song Gyo-chang and Lee Jin-wook's consecutive goals, Sullinger put 3 points in a step-back that defeated the pursuit one second before the end, making the opponent weak.
Ginseng Corporation has flees with strides by putting it up as a third quarter outskirts.
In the middle of the quarter, Jeon Seong-hyun and Lee Jae-do scored three points in a row, making a difference of 59 to 39, 20 points.
However, Ginseng Corporation later made a turnover to see if it was vigilant, and the KCC, which tightened the rein of the pursuit, closed the gap by 11 points and ended the third quarter.
At the start of the fourth quarter, KCC made a single digit gap with the score following Song Gyo-chang's breakthrough. In the subsequent Ginseng Corporation attack, Jung Chang-young took the ball from Seollinger and scored, reaching up to six points.
KCC added 3 points for Jung Chang-young and 2 points for Laguna's free throws to create a 5 point match.
But that was it.
Ginseng Corporation, which improved the train line, ran away again with five minutes left and scored by Seollinger and Oh Se-geun.
Following Lee Jae-do's steal, Sullinger's shot went through the rim, again creating a 76-65, double-digit gap.
With three minutes left, Sullinger made the stadium a festive atmosphere with a one-hand dunk.
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