Malaga, Apr 17 (EFE).- Lenovo Tenerife stormed the Martín Carpena Palace with an overwhelming game (64-97) and a decisive Gio Shermadini with his 19 points against a Unicaja team that was diluted in a bad third quarter and that, with This defeat complicates their real chances of this in the title phase.
After a disastrous start for the locals caused by the great success of Lenovo Tenerife (4-17, minute 6), a 7-0 run gave Unicaja some oxygen, although former cashiers Sasu Salin and Kyle Wiltjer led the great first quarter of the people of Tenerife
Thanks to an improvement in defense, closing the rebound very well and deciding each attack more intelligently, Unicaja cut back to get fully into the game that Tenerife tried to control from the inside game with Fran Guerra and Wiltjer as executors.
With 26-30 on the scoreboard, the halfway point of the second quarter was reached, time for the appearance of Gio Shermadini in what was his home. As an expert finisher in the paint, he minimized all of Unicaja’s effort in the first section with a shower of points.
Unicaja, set to rebel against that arreón of those of Txus Vidorreta, linked two consecutive baskets plus additional shot to go with a 32-41 and better taste in the mouth at halftime.
After the break, Tenerife prevailed in intensity and accuracy with two triples, great associative play and patience to find shots released by Aaron Doornekamp (34-51, minute 23).
Bringing together Bruno Fitipaldo, Marcelinho Huertas and Shermadini everything worked for the islanders, who went over 20 points ahead and with the Georgian center with 17 points four minutes from the end of the third quarter.
There were whistles from Carpena to his team, which was completely deactivated and the triple was abandoned as the only plan. It didn’t work either, too many bad numbers in attack and greatly outmatched in defense (39-68).
With the outcome more than on track, the last quarter served to enlarge the individual statistics and confirm the third victory in a row for Tenerife in the Endesa League, thriving together with BAXI Manresa for snatching third place from Joventut in this final stretch.
– Data sheet:
64 – Unicaja (15+17+7+25): Alberto Díaz (0), Brizuela (7), Barreiro (0), Kravic (8), Oliver (13) -initial five-, Alonso (11), Jaime Fernández (6), Bouteille (7), Mooney (4), Guerrero (8) and Nzosa (0).
97 – Lenovo Tenerife (24+17+27+27): Huertas (8), Salin (8), Todorovic (8), Sulejmanovic (6), Shermadini (19) -initial five-, Guerra (8), Fitipaldo ( 10), Rodriguez (2), Sastre (), Wiltjer (12), Doornekamp (8) and Borg (0).
Referees: Carlos Peruga, Vicente Bultó and Fabio Fernández.
Incidents: Match of the 29th day of the Endesa League played at the José María Martín Carpena Palace before 4,147 spectators.
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