The Inherit San Pablo Burgos won this Friday the pass to the final of the FIBA Champions League after winning at GIS Strasbourg 81-70 in a match in which they had two faces and in the first half they suffered a lot until they got in tune after the break when the shooting percentages improved.
The Cuban Jasiel Rivero was the best of the match with 16 points and 19 valuation credits in a match that precedes Sunday’s final against Pinewood
Karsiyaka, which beat Casademont Zaragoza in the other semifinal.
The French team came out like a gale with a 0-8 partial that marked the first quarter for the Burgos, who came up to 10 points behind on the scoreboard against a Strasbourg very intense on defense to avoid open shots and continuations from the big men and allowing Brandon Jefferson get the rhythm of the game. (15-25 min 10).
For the Burgos team, Jordan stood out Sakho, an unexpected guest for the French team who knew how to read the Burgos defenses well and got open shots that allowed him to extend his advantage (28-37) before Vitor Benite chain an 8-0 run to close the gap (36-37).
However, in the final moments before the break, luck was in the face of the French team, who went with a 6-point lead to the dressing room (37-43, min 20).
Paul He recovered after the break and improved somewhat in his shooting percentages, especially outside, with Benite again as the protagonist and turning the scoreboard after 24 minutes behind (48-47). He reached an advantage of six points that served to face the match in a different way (63-57, min 30).
The Burgos sentenced thanks to the offensive adjustments and reducing their losses aided by a more aggressive defense that led to an 11-2 run in which Ken
Horton He was the protagonist to give way to a few minutes of doubts and many losses on the part of the Burgos team, which made it easier for the French to fight until the end of the match.
(+) See the summary of the Hereda San Pablo Burgos – Strasbourg
81 – San Pablo Burgos inherits (15 + 22 + 26 + 18): Kravic (11), McFadden (12), Rivero (16), Rabaseda (0) and Renfroe (3) -starting five – Salash (-), Benite (16), Barrera (-), Salvo (5), Sakho (6), Cook (2) and Horton (10).
70 – SIG Strasbourg (25 + 18 + 14 + 13): Jefferson (14), Bohacik (9), Wainright (11), Morin (0) and Colson (14) – starting five – Cavaliere (7), Udanoh (5 ), Lansdowne (2), Tchicamboud (0), Frisch (0), Beaufort (0) and Maille (8).
Referees: Aleksandar Glisic (Serbia), Manuel Mazzoni (Italy) and Yener Yilmaz (Turkey).
Incidents: Match corresponding to the semifinals of the Final 8 of the Basketball Champions League held at the Cultural Entertainment Complex “Nagorny” in Niznhy Novgorod (Russia) before 1093 spectators.