In the final of the Gravelines tournament, Dinamo fights with great heart and self-denial, plays with great quality, is cut down by the referees’ whistles, but stands up to the end, grabbing the overtime. In overtime, Paris wins 100-94, who wins the Aréas Cup with Sassari on his knees exhausted, but Banco leaves France absolutely promoted and with many positive notes. Great games for Chessa, Diop, once again very good Pisano.
Final of the Gravelines tournament between Dinamo Sassari and Paris, which the sporting director of Strasbourg Nicola Alberani defined with a Euroleague structure. Last night in the semifinals she got rid of Orléans 99-79 thanks to her strikers. Wallace, who can be an authentic MVP, scoring 20 points with 7/12 shooting, followed by twenty-one prospect Kamagate (16 points with 8 rebounds) who will engage in a very interesting duel with Onuaku. Bucchi will have to deal once again with very limited rotations, Sassari will have to make yet another effort of a pre-season of the highest level up to now despite the absences.
Paris immediately starts with great attitude and decision on Wallace’s gusts and Kamagate’s verticality, but Dinamo once again proves to be on the ball and to react blow for blow, playing as a team and moving the ball very well. Sassari struggles to rebound, but as soon as he attacks his opponents he runs in transition. Everyone does the right things, Kruslin is deadly from the bow, the first extension is with the Croatian’s triple and three free throws that send Banco on 17-9 with a partial 8-0 then at 10 ‘it is 26-17 with Chessa and Dowe good at directing.
In the 2nd quarter Paris puts it more on the tussle, Dinamo gets nervous and the referees are very fiscal, technical in Bucchi, 3rd foul by Onuaku, completely turns the inertia of the match, still foul in attack on Kruslin with technician, the partial of the Parisians is 13-0 dry, overtaking made with the coach of Sassari forced to time out (30-32). The Banco who played with serenity and with the same determination as yesterday, loses a bit the thread of the discussion, Allman (14 points with 4/6 from the field) creates confusion, Wallace throws a flood of free throws, Bendzius pays two inexistent fouls, Dowe also takes a protest technician in a quarter with seven offensive fouls and five technical fouls. Paris even goes ahead by 8 at 43-35, completely overturning the game, Dinamo limits the damage to 20 ‘(39-43)
Bad game with the Banco put out of the game, without the possibility of being able to express himself normally in a preseason game. 14/32 from the field with Kruslin at 12 points and Dowe at 10 points. 9 offensive rebounds by the French who thank and take advantage of every whistle.
Simms is crazy in the third quarter, he forces Onuaku to the 4th foul, takes rebounds, scores, runs in the open field is the thorn in the side of Dinamo which, however, always has the strength to respond and play as a team. Chessa (2/4 of 3 points) and Diop (11 points) play a great game, everyone helps each other in defense, he also hits Pisano from the bow, Dinamo is there and how he absolutely does not want to give up. Absences, fouls, referees, Banco’s mental strength goes beyond all obstacles, at 30 ‘Sassari ahead 67-59 with great merit and courage (Kruslin 18 points with 6/11 from the field, Simms 14 points with 6/8).
Pisano signs +11 with a stoppage and shot as a veteran, Wallace tries to play the charge, again technical foul this time to Onuaku who comes out for fouls 8 minutes from the end (it would have been the 6th foul so he is on the bench, third of team, Bucchi expelled for the sum of technicians), is a cinema never seen before, you try to play basketball, Kamagate crushes -4 on the counterattack (73-69) and Baioni immediately calls time out. It is played point to point on the nerves, Diop is super but makes 0/2 from the line, Paris reaches a possession, Kruslin from the long line but is a heads up to the end. Dinamo seems to be on their knees in the last two minutes, Dowe also comes out for fouls, Allman always creates the advantage on 1vs1 situations, Simms is ready on the exhausts, Paris has 3 points ahead with 33 “from the end (84-81 after a partial of 7-0). In the systematic foul the Banco is always below but Bendzius disrupts everything with the bomb of the draw at 8 ”from the end very well built (86-86). Diop’s block also arrives on the last action, which cancels Allman and gives Dinamo overtime.
Kruslin forced to play the play, all out for fouls, Wallace, Allman and Simms lengthen the break, Dinamo still have the strength to react and overturn with a 7-0 and 3-point play by Bendzius (93-91) but clarity and free throws reward the French who never look back and win 100-94.CopyAMP code.
Dynamo: Pisano 5 (2/3 2p), Piredda ne, Dowe 12 (3/6 1/5 3p), Kruslin 24 (6/9 2/8 5bs 6pp), Gandini, Chessa 9 (3/6 3p), Bendzius 18 (5/9 1/5), S.Gentile ne, Raspino 5 (1/2 1/1), Diop 17 (6/7 2p 5/10 tl), Onuaku 4 (1/5 in 15 ‘) . All.Bucchi
Dinamo 32/68 from the field 47% 9/27 3p 33% 21/27 tl 78% 39-47 rebound for Paris (Diop 12 rbs) 22 assists (Dowe 6)
Paris: Allman 21, Malwaya 2, Wallace 19, Gesic 4, Kamagate 8, Denis 13, Diawara, Sleva 3, Begarin 6, Simms 24.
Sassari, September 17, 2022
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