Lovari Trophy – Venice wins in a sprint against Tortona with a Watt’s basket

Lovari Trophy – Venice wins in a sprint against Tortona with a Watt’s basket
Lovari Trophy – Venice wins in a sprint against Tortona with a Watt’s basket
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Umana Reyer Venice – Bertram Yacht Derthona Basket 79-78

Human Reyer: Sima 2, Granger 11, Freeman 22, Chillo, Parks 13, De Nicolao 5, Brooks 4, Minincleri ne, Willis 6, Tessitori ne, Watt 16. Att. De Raffaele.

Derthona Basket: Christon 12, Errica ne, Candi 9, Tandia ne, Filloy 6, Severini 8, Harper 21, Daum 5, Cain 4, Radosevic 8, Filoni 5. All. Ramondino.

Umana Reyer wins the Lovari Trophy in Lucca overcoming Derthona in the final at the end of an intense and hard-fought match, thanks also to a nice throw-in with a decisive tap-in by Watt with a second left, Freeman elected MVP. Next appointment for the orogranata on Tuesday 20 September at 8.00 pm: the European Champions (in full except for Larkin) of Anadolu Efes arrive at the Taliercio.

The Umana starts with Granger, Freeman, Parks, Willis and Watt.
The orogranata immediately attack the painted with Watt and Granger, Tortona effectively relies on the shot from outside and moves forward in the score. Watt reaches the two penalties and leaves room for Chillo.
Tortona often looks for fast baskets in transition.
The orogranata with rebounds remain attached to the game with Brooks protagonist. De Nicolao and Radosevic score the last baskets of the first quarter.
11-23 Tortona after 10 ‘.

Orogranata not in the evening of grace to the shot: many errors even after having found the open solution. After Harper’s bomb the Umana shortens the distance with Granger and Parks (2 + 1).
Great block by Watt on Cain, but the opponent’s basket does not accept the orogranata shots that are continually sought by the team. Human well in defense in this phase of the race, Freeman starts the game with recovery.
Shorten the Umana again with Willis, De Nicolao and Parks, but above all with the defense.
Willis’ stoppatona (10 rebounds in the first half) further pushes the orogranata that materialize with Parks.
Freeman’s triple at the end of the partial impacts the race. 35-35 at the interval.

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The teams struggle to pick up pace at the start of the second half, also due to fatigue. The orogranata continue to collaborate in attack and defense. Watt puts in two consecutive three-point games bringing the Umana ahead as he continues to grind defense, Freeman’s great counterattack and offensive rebounding basket for Parks.
Two Candi bombs bring Tortona closer together. Freeman still scores, together with Parks who changes in defense and defends everyone, at the end of the fraction. 55-48 Human after three quarters.

Two bombs, by Filloy and Severini, bring Tortona closer together, which then goes on with Severini himself and Candi’s triple (who then comes out for fouls). Brooks returns to work as a small forward, Watt hits the game with a great movement.
Question and answer now, Freeman rises to 20 personal points, on fire. Harper comes in at 18, but it’s still Granger and Freeman who hit. Crazy bomb of Filloy, Watt is fouled and is accurate in the line, again Harper. Severini at 49 ”from the end brings Tortona back forward with the bomb of 74-76. Great triple from Granger’s leader, Christon replies with the lay-up. Time-out De Raffaele for the last possession with 4 ”to play. Great orogranata throw closed by Watt’s tap-in that supports the new + Reyer with 1 second to play. Filloy’s triple final does not enter.


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