Serie A basketball, at 8 pm the first away match of the championship for the Sassari. Two weeks ago the Salento won in the Super Cup
SASSARI. We return to Brindisi, we leave from Brindisi. It was the first seasonal test of a certain level, two weeks ago, it is now the first really complicated confrontation in the Serie A championship. The never-ending challenge between Happy Casa and Dinamo Banco di Sardegna, which began over a decade ago in Legadue, is enriched tonight of a new chapter: 14 days after the Supercoppa match played in Casalecchio di Reno, the confrontation is proposed again today in the home of the Salentines.
At 8 pm at the PalaPentassuglia, open for the first time to 50% of the capacity, the boys of Demis Cavina will try to give continuity to the success, albeit skimpy, obtained at the debut in the league against Pesaro.
More than the results of the first day of the championship (not even Vitucci’s Salento people shone, surprisingly losing on the Trieste field), the reference to keep in mind is precisely the direct comparison of the Unipol Arena: that day the Banco, appeared a little physically burdened, he was overtaken by the Happy House for 76-66 at the end of a match in which he managed to unlock and play at his levels only in the third quarter. Just like on that occasion, the keys to today’s confrontation will be the intensity on a physical level and the vein of the shooters from beyond the arc. «We know that the rebound aspect will be fundamental – coach Cavina warned -. We will have to approach the match with different physical intensity regardless of whether or not to make a shot continuously. The physical and athletic aspect, not only in the long ones, will be very important. In Bologna, after a bad approach, we broke when we managed to run: there are games in which the dirty shooting percentages do not give you confidence in the race. But we must have it even when the actions are not enhanced by the baskets made ».
Everyone is present at the biancoblù home (apart from the injured Ousmane Diop of course) and play Anthony Clemmons, who returned from the United States after the birth of his twins, is also ready to make his Serie A debut.
It will be interesting once again the duel near the boards between the Brindisi center Josh Perkins and the equal role Christian Mekowulu from Sassari; both on their debut in the championship were protagonists with a double double: 11 points and 14 rebounds for Perkins, 21 + 11 Big Mek.
«As always, against Sassari it will be a hard-fought match and a real battle awaits us on the pitch – said the Brindisi winger Alessandro Zanelli -. We know each other, we know what are the strengths and the offensive abilities so the details will decide the final outcome. After the defeat at the photo finish in Trieste – concludes the biancoazzurro captain – we met to analyze the mistakes we made and continue our growth process. We want to show it immediately starting from the home debut ».
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