Monroe, the silent strongman, rescued KGC from the cliff.

Monroe rescued KGC.

Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation won 86-77 against the Seoul SK Knights in the 6th game of the 2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Playoff held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 5th.

KGC, driven to the brink of defeat, was driven to the brink in the 6th game. In the third quarter, the opponent’s struggles led to a series of turnovers, and at one point they fell behind by 15 points.

Omari Spellman, the main scorer, did not get the ball, and the guards were shaken by the pressure and could not come up with a solution. Spellman also expressed his dissatisfaction strongly when the game did not go well.

Then coach Kim Sang-shik sent Darryl Monroe onto the court. Maybe it was a risky choice. It was not an easy decision to bring a 1-option spellman to the bench in a situation where one more push would end the season.

However, the appointment of Monroe became a godsend. Monroe, who was calm, extinguished the urgent fire with a clever pass안전놀이터 immediately after being put in. After Monroe came in, KGC’s attack went back more organically.

The collapsed defense also became more solid after Monroe’s introduction. KGC, which has completed all maintenance in the air and defense, has changed the game little by little, displaying an incredible back-and-forth. In the end, Byun Jun-hyung’s 3-point shot turned the tide of the game.

SK did not collapse easily either. Warney showed his strength again and narrowed the score, which had been up to 9 points, to 5 points. 

Then Monroe reappeared. The seasoned Monroe calmly scored a 3-point shot from the front and consolidated the winning spirit. Then, a huge cheer came out from the Anyang Gymnasium, and the spellman on the bench spread his arms out in joy.

Monroe is not flashy at KGC, but she has been playing the role of a firefighter based on her cleverness. Last season, when Spellman was out due to injury, he played a decisive role in the team’s advance to the championship match, and this season, he did his part whenever the team was in trouble.

Even in the championship match, Monroe appears in every critical situation and shows her true value. This is why KGC fans can’t help but like Monroe even if it’s not record-breaking. Monroe did not show much dissatisfaction even when the spotlight was on Spellman. 

KGC, with Monroe firmly supporting the team, miraculously won the 6th game from behind and took the series to the 7th game. Will Monroe be able to enjoy her first championship win in KBL in Game 7 on the 7th?