ENICHEM LEGHORN: FANTOZZI 14, FORTI 19, ALEXIS 26, CARERA 8, TONUT 13, WOOD 9, DE RAFFAELE 3. N.E.: PIETRINI, PELLETTI E TEDESCHI. COACH: ALBERTO BUCCI.
PHILIPS MILAN: D'ANTONI 6, PREMIER 11, MENEGHIN 10, MCADOO 20, KING 19, PITTIS 9, PESSINA 2, MONTECCHI 3. N.E.: ALDI E BALDI. COACH: FRANCO CASALINI.
A battle of nerves, a heads up exhausting so many mistakes on both sides and then finally the final twist in the last five minutes gialloblu landed the blow of the ko here is the summary of the first clash between Enichem valid for the Scudetto and Philips. The impact of Leghorn in this final was tremendous. Labronici too strained to find the usual geometry, to develop their game to ensure the arrival of connections: in the ten opening minutes quintet Alberto Bucci gives even 12 balls lost to Milan, who became 16 in the final half-time. But the European champions have their own problems if it is true that good can not outdistance his opponents too much on tilt psychological. And in fact the maximum benefit achieved by the Milan is five lengths (about 20 to 25). Enichem then slowly dissolves, put aside the nervous tension and begins to duel on a par with the Philips. At 6 minutes before half time the draw has already happened and then the stretch is 5 points, but last fall and again in some naivete in Milan on the occasion to go and rest in perfect equality. In the second half Enichem you immediately forward it is the first stretch (54 to 48) but will not be the definitive one. Philips is lurking and the response of the European Champion not long in coming with a partial 7 to 0. It goes on for quite a bit with minimal benefits on both sides. The turning point comes with an intentional foul whistled McAdoo on David Wood that bothered by the defense of American player of Leghorn gets nervous. To this are added the play of Fantozzi, the bombs of heavy, punctuated by baskets of Tonut and Alexis, who annihilated the team Milan. The Libertas moved to the 1 to 0.