The Baxi Manresa put the icing on his remarkable season after winning at Baskonia in a game with a lot of final emotion, which allows the Catalan team to dream more strongly of being the following season in the Basketball Champions League.
The Manresa were winning by seven points in the absence of two minutes, but the Basques came back to only place one point. An unsportsmanlike Sedekeskis and two free throws scored by Rafa Martínez certified the victory by the minimum.
The Baskonia He started attacking the area very aggressively and finding easy baskets after tray. The Manresa He chose to shoot more than three points but did so with a mistake (2/9 in the fourth). Despite this, those of Pedro Martínez followed in the wake of their rival (11-15 min 7). A basket of Colom on the horn prevented the Manresa from leaving with an advantage at the end of the first ten minutes.
The start of the second quarter was marked by the defense of both teams, with very aggressive passing lanes and forcing losses on both sides of the court. The Manresa managed to slow down the pace of Baskonia and with a little more success in the triple, he took command of the game for the first time (29-25 min 16). The Nou Congost team closed their defensive rebound better and found their rhythm in attack to go ahead on the scoreboard at half-time.
The Baskonia He entered the game better after the break, improving and finding rhythm in attack, but still could not regain command of the game. The local team continued to show a good defensive level and from that facet of the game dominated the scoreboard (52-45 min 28). The locals put one more march in the last two minutes and took a ten-point lead before the fourth quarter.
The last quarter started with a mistake on the part of the two teams. Even so the Manresa showed greater intensity in the game and BaskoniaExcept for flashes, he was not able to impose his rhythm. The Vitoria team had not said the last one and in the final section they went up point by point until they were only one point apart with 20 seconds to go. Henry had the shot to get ahead, but missed and Rafa Martinez he scored two free throws that certified the local triumph.
[+] See the summary with the best plays of the game:
71. Manresa: Peñarroya (12), D. Garcia (0), Hinrichs (6), BAez (6), R. Martinez (13), Sajus (0), Vaulet (9), Janning (8), Eatherton ( 6), Sima (9), Pantzar (2)
68. Baskonia: Raieste (0), Massenat (2), Jekiri (17) ,, Henry (18), Sedekerrskis (8), Colom (4), Diop (0), Fall (2), DRagic (5), Giedraitis (11), Kurucs (1)
Partials: 18-19 / 24-15 / 15-13 / 14-21
Referees: Fernando Calatrava, Alberto Sánchez, Rubén Sánchez. Without eliminated
Nou Congost Pavilion