Venice conquers for the second time in its history to the finals by beating 79-69 Sassari in away in the decisive race-5 of the semi-final playoffs. In the series, which will assign the title 2018-2019 the team from veneto will Sassari coached by Pozzecco
CREMONA-VENICE 69-79: FOR THE FIRST TIME
POZZECCO AND The INCREDIBLE MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH
With the series of the semi-final 2-2, the last 40 minutes to decide who between Cremona and Venice will be the protagonist of the final game with Sassari. A game 5 that Cremona is forced to play with Diener in a bad condition and the absence of playmaker american of Italian passport in the starting lineup weighs immediately why Venice became mistress of the rhythm and, with the triple-a Bramos very precise, look for the escape. Cremona is only Saunders but not just because the Reyer also triggers the talented offensive of the Daye, and to the siren of the first quarter the partial is 12-25. Also in second is Venice of the match: Tonut signature maximum advantage on the 14-30, the Vanoli struggled to react, he pulls 1 out of 11 from three-point and Vidmar abused dei lombardi near the basket, sending the two teams into the locker room on 33-47.
The second half started with a flash of cremona who, by the hand of Saunders is closer to -9 but enough of that Daye and Bramos come back to the job of giving in Venice, the maximum advantage on the 42-65. In the last quarter Cremona does not want to abandon the series without play the last cards in front of the right audience: Saunders is the latest to give in, but Venice is quite cynical to absorb the first shock and then relax in the attack, with its terminals, but Cremona is heroic: Diener and Ruzzier report it to -9 with 3 minutes to play, and this time Venice has a thrill. And’ the triple Bramos, which is worth 69-79 and the trip to the finals where he will face Sassari starting the series next Monday with the first two games to play in the house.