Vanoli Basket Cremona – Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia: 44-39
Rocket launch Vanoli, strong in an impenetrable defence: 12-2 after 200 seconds, time-out for coach Brienza.
It’s another Pistoia returning after the time-out: it’s a red-white comeback, 4-15 partial and overtaking in the 9th minute, signed by a three-pointer from Varnado.
At the siren, the defense of Pistoia Pecchia, who assists the basket on 19-18 at 10′, forgets.
What Varnado does on offense he then undoes on defense; Pecchia gets 5/5 in support; at 14′, 36-29.
Eboua and Pacher also have a good game in the opposing area, while Pistoia bounces against the white-blue central defense wall.
Vanoli stretches; only Varnado’s threesome on the siren includes the guest disadvantage.
44-39 at halftime.