After the defeat in Naples and still hoping for a play-off qualification, Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro welcomes Bertram Yachts Tortona, who come from the defeat in the sprint against Milan and which, if they win, would be 3rd in the play-off table.
Where to see: Sunday 7 May 2023 at 6 p.m., Eleven Sports and Eurosport 1
Referee: Carmelo Paternico, Beniamino, Manuel Attard, Fabrizio Paglialunga
There are three precedents set between the teams, with Tortona leading 2-1 and winning the only direct game that has already been played at the Vitrifrigo Arena.
In anticipation of Day 3 of the championship, the teams met on October 15, with Tortona winning 81-73 thanks to Harper’s 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Christon with 16 points and 9 assists.
Carpegna Pesaro Ham – Valerio Mazzola is out with a torn Achilles tendon.
Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona Demonte Harper is out with a flare-up knee problem.
Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona Semaj Christon played in Pesaro in the 2015-16 season and averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Ariel Filloy played in Carpegna Prosciutto in the 2020/21 vintage and proved to be a factor on several occasions, especially in the hot phases of the games.
Together with the native player, who is under Jasmin Repesa in the brands, Tyler Cain was also a pillar in both halves of the VL 2020/2021 (10.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game were his personal balance sheet).
Bruno Savignani, assistant coach Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro: “Tortona is a very demanding team and very well trained, as third place proves. We have to focus to have the right drive and aggression for a game as important as this, which is worthy of making the playoffs. We don’t have to worry, we’ve prepared the game extensively against a very balanced formation. We play at home, so the public will never help us do our part before. At the end of the day we’ll see how it goes.”