Bertram Yachts Tortona and Dolomiti Energia Trentino meet in the playoff quarterfinal series between numbers 3 and 6.
The Piedmontese are in their second season in Serie A and in the playoffs for the second time after reaching the semi-finals last year, losing to Virtus Bologna (3-0) and 3-1 win over Venice.
Trento’s seventh appearance in the playoffs in the last eight seasons, with the only absence last year ending in 13th place. Dolomiti Energia played two finals, in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons against Venice and Milan, both losing 4-2.
Race 1: Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona – Dolomiti Energia Trentino Sunday May 14th at 6pm on Eleven Sports and NOVE
Race 2: Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona – Dolomiti Energia Trentino Tuesday 16 May at 7pm on Eleven Sports, DMAX and Eurosport 2
Race 3: Dolomiti Energia Trentino – Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona Friday at 8pm on Eleven Sports and Eurosport 2
possibly Race 4: Dolomiti Energia Trentino – Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona
possibly Race 5: Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona – Dolomites Energy Trentino
The two teams have never met in the playoffs.
IN THE REGULAR SEASON
The two teams met on the first day of the championship on October 2, when Tortona defeated Trento 76-70 thanks to a 23-4 score in the last quarter, led by Christon (18 points) and Filloy (15 points). In the second leg, which took place on March 18 in anticipation of the 22nd matchday, the Piedmontese team won the sprint 73:75 thanks to the decisive baskets from Harper (13 points) and Radosevic (14 points).
Marco Ramondino also coached Bertram in the playoffs last season, putting up a 3-4 aggregate record.
Emanuele Molin played his playoff series in the 2020/21 season in quarterfinals, again with Trento, facing Milan and losing 3-0.
Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona – Grant Basile is out with a metacarpal injury.
Dolomites Energy Trentino – Maximilian Ladurner is doubtful for race 1 due to plantar fasciitis.
Dolomites Energy Trentino – Andrejs Grazulis played in Tortona in the A2 in the 2019/2020 season, averaging 16.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Marco Ramondino, Trainer Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona: “Trento is an extremely solid side with players who have multiple responsibilities and can create advantages. Dolomiti Energia boasts one of the best defenses in the championship, ranks third in efficiency in points conceded per ball possession and has consistently performed throughout the championship, finishing sixth in both the first and second rounds. Our focus is to be as prepared for the game as possible: as a team and staff we need to be flexible and read the game to understand what adjustments we need to make for the second game beyond the outcome of the first game. “
Emanuele Molin, Coach Dolomiti Energia Trentino: “We’re proud and happy to be here to present these games, but above all our return to the playoffs after a year’s absence: it’s a great result, but we’re still not satisfied. We want to prove ourselves in front of a great opponent, we still have something to say. At this point we are obviously playing against the best teams and Tortona is a formation that has shown continuity over these two years and built something important: their strength is precisely their cohesion and the great awareness they have of their resources. In previous seasons we could get them into trouble, but in the end they always had the upper hand: a symptom of being a compact formation that bases its basketball on particularly effective team play in attack and defense. Congratulations and utmost respect to coach Marco Ramondino, who has been named Serie A Coach of the Year. The team is doing well, we’re carrying the burden of a long season, but we’ve grown in all aspects, including technical and statistical points of view. Now we’re ready to give it our all, why not dream and try game after game.”