Defeat for 74-71
SASSARI. The change of bench does not give the right shock to Dinamo, who on the day of coach Piero Bucchi’s debut is defeated at home by one point, 74-75, by Gevi Napoli. The triple of the victory over the siren happens on the hands of the Mekowulu center, who sends the ball to the iron certifying the fifth knockout in a row for the Sassari, the sixth defeat in 9 games. Very heavy the 6/32 from beyond the arc of Logan and his companions.
Dinamo starts well on both sides, takes the inertia of the match (15-7 after less than 6 ‘) but the good game on the arc is thwarted by a 0/8 3-point foul. Napoli gnaws at ground and between the first two quarters places a 17-3 break that gives it +6 (18-24 at 12 ‘). The Sassari try to shake up but fear plays its part (6 free shoots on the iron) and also in the second quarter the guests keep the bar straight, reaching halfway through the game at 37-43, while the Banco has a tremendous 2/15 from 3.
Burnell remains out the whole second half for a blow to the head remedied before the rest, Banco makes the greatest effort with Devecchi on the field and goes back from 39-47 to 52-51, then Treier is sent off for double unsportsmanlike and Napoli reaches the third siren forward 54-57. In the last period the biancoblù still go below (59-66), go back up to 66-66, then slide again to -5 (69-74) and once again find parity at 74 to 52 ”from the siren. Then a free throw from Velicka and a triple from Mekowulu condemned Dinamo to the fifth knockout in a row.