In the penultimate day of the Serie A team of Pianigiani wins against Trent after extra time and wins arithmetically the first place. Cremona is imposed with Venice in the direct clash for the second position in the ranking
The penultimate day is full of excitement with many direct clashes valid for a place in the playoffs. Sunday was Bologna, already out of the postseason in Italy, but the queen of the Champions League, the first european cup of the area Fiba, after beating in the final in Antwerp Tenerife to 73-61 with Punter immarcabile to the portion 26 and the MVp of the Final Four. It is the fifth continental trophy of Virtus, which comes after 10 years since the last victory in the Eurochallenge in 2009, and after the european cup winners ‘ cup in 1990 and the two Euroleghe 1998 and 2001. Back in Italy, the verdicts are definitive concerning Milan that wins arithmetically the first place in the regular season by beating Trent 77-79 after an additional: first two quarters dominated by the Olympia and James for the 30-43 range, in the second half Trent comes back with a couple Gomes –Craft-sign the keeper and the parity on 66 of regulation time. In extension, the men of destiny in milan are Tarczewski and Cinciarini, who put the baskets for the victory. Behind her the direct clash for second place between Cremona and Venice is the reward for the team from lombardy wins 80-65, reversing also the difference baskets: Saunders to one side and Watt on the other, are the protagonists of the balance until the fourth period when Cremona piazza a partial of 11-0, signed by Ricci and Mathiang who is scaring away the lombardi giving them a historic second place. With Toast already in the fourth and victorious in Avellino 83-87 thanks to the baskets and the Banks and Moraschini, the fifth place belongs to italy stroll in Trieste 65-86 putting in the window a Pierre 21 points and a Spissu 16. Instead, you must wait for the last 40 minutes to figure out who will own the last 3 chairs: the battle for the places involved 5 teams. In addition to Trento, Trieste and Avellino, all defeats, they hope for in the postseason, even varese, victorious with Pistoia 97-80 with 6 players in double figures led by 21 points from Moore and Canterbury, which beat Torino 86-76 thanks to 25 points from Gaines.
Results 29^ day
Germani Brescia-Segafredo Bologna 77-75
Dolomiti Energia Trentino-A|X Armani Exchange Milan 77-79
Vanoli Basket Cremona-Umana Reyer Venezia, 80-65
Alma Trieste-Banco di Sardegna Sassari 65-86
Water S. Bernardo Cantu-Fiat Torino 86-76
VL Pesaro-Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 73-100
Night .. Ya Varese-Oriora Pistoia 98-70
Sidigas Avellino-Happy House Toast 83-87
Milan 44 points, Cremona, 40, of Venice 38, Brindisi, 36, Sassari, 34, Varese, Trieste, Cantù and Trento 32, Avellino 30, Bologna and Brescia, 28, Turin and Reggio Emilia 16, Pesaro, 14, Pistoia 12.