Moon Seong-gon (29, 196cm) contributed to the team’s victory by fighting off injuries.
The 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball Anyang KGC and Seoul Samsung’s 5th round confrontation held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 4th. From the beginning of the game, KGC took the lead. Omari Spellman led the attack, and Bae Byung-jun, Oh Se-geun, and Moon Seong-gon also scored. In the second quarter, KGC finished the first half with Byun Jun-hyung and Daryl Monroe, followed by Jeong Jun-won and Park Ji-hoon, who successfully attacked.
However, they faced a crisis in the second half. In the middle of the third quarter, Moon Seong-gon suddenly grabbed his knee. Moon Seong-gon complained of extreme pain that he could not even stand up and walk.
Moon Seong-gon said, “Actually, I don’t remember well. It seems that he was shocked during the sliding process. The pain was so severe that he sat down. Even now, it feels like his knees are locked.”
When the defensive nucleus, Seong-Gon Moon, came out, KGC was shaken. In particular, Lee Jeong-hyeon, who was Moon Seong-gon’s matchup opponent, allowed 14 points, including 4 3-pointers, in the 3rd quarter alone, allowing a turnaround at one point. Moon Seong-gon, who retired to the bench, watched KGC allow the chase and started preparing to return. He kept touching his knee to check his condition.
“I always think that the defense is what I can contribute to the team. I wanted to run to prevent the opponent from scoring even a little bit. So I talked to the coach and coach and finished the game to the end.” Moon Seong-gon said:
When Moon Seong-gon entered the 4th quarter, KGC found stability again. Moon Seong-gon followed Lee Jung-hyun, who was burning hot in the third quarter. Blocked by Moon Seong-gon’s defense, Lee Jung-hyeon failed all three field goals in the fourth quarter and only scored 3 points. KGC, whose defense was revived thanks to Moon Seong-gon, won a pleasant 64-61 victory. 메이저놀이터
Moon Seong-gon said, “In fact, (Lee) Jung-hyun is really difficult to block. Because he has so many abilities, he tries to block them in a logical way rather than thinking that he will block them all. Rather than cutting the road first, I tried hard to follow it, which led to good results.”
On this day, Moon Seong-gon ran for 32 minutes and 2 seconds, recording 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. He wasn’t outstanding, but he showed off his presence in defense and took the lead in helping KGC win. It was a game where we could see why Moon Seong-gon is highly regarded and why he is essential to KGC.