PHILIPS MILAN v ENICHEM LEGHORN 77-83
PHILIPS MILAN: D'ANTONI 6, PREMIER 7, MENEGHIN 16, MCADOO 32, KING 7, ALDI 5, PITTIS 2, MONTECCHI 11. N.E.: PESSINA AND BALDI. COACH: CASALINI
ENICHEM LEGHORN: TONUT 13, FANTOZZI 17, ALEXIS 19, CARERA 9, FORTI 14, WOOD 11, DE RAFFAELE. N.E.: PIETRINI, PELLETTI AND TEDESCHI. COACH: BUCCI
MILAN - Enichem that simply describe a fairy tale is an understatement.
While everyone in Milan were ready to celebrate the 24th title of Olimpia, the team of Alberto Bucci has made a real blitz, calling into account the perfect balance between Leghorn and Milan. For the first time, a finala will be decided in the 5th game. And it is only on the crew if Alberto Bucci if you have got that far.
The game was almost always in the hands of the yellows and blues, conscious now of playing the last chance for the title.
The team discussed the match with the right mindset, with a tough defense and tacticaly more advanced than the enemy and attack with a clean, efficent, ready to pernish every effective oversight of the owners.
Philips, depsite having had a Meneghin in great shope, it is almost always forced to chase the Leghorn.
The first extension from Leghorn have taken 5 minutes frome the half-time scorse at 36-27, also to Casalini in the team manages to get something at the end of time.
In the second half, the score of 49-43 for Leghorn, Alexis is caught in a questionable fourth foul, farcing Bucci (Leghorn's coach) is recalled to the bench. Fantozzi, really big and decided to redeem the bad shooting percentage in Game 3, but extends even after the character comes out of the land lords who, with a break at 8-0, will bring a nice balance of 53-53.
Bucci refers Alexis in the field. Casalini continues to run all tis own with the exception of Pessina and second line, Massimiliano Aldi, ex player of Pallacanestro Leghorn, there comes a basket of overtaking: 60-58. Will be the last edge of Milan. Forti, Wood and other penetrations of captain Fantozzi bring home serious points in Libertas.
But the output 5 fouls Flavio Carera effect race Philips. Race, which ends in two minutes from the end when even Meneghin is forced out definitively reached the limit of fouls.
Alexis, in spite of those who accuse him of little heart away from Leghorn, scores 9 points in the lost 11 Enichem and he almost quit the game.