Venice, 7 November 2021 – Painful setback of Unahotels at the PalaTaliercio in Mestre against Reyer Venezia. At the first challenge against a big player in the championship, the red and white suffered from all points of view and in particular, for several of its elements in the first place the US trio Thompson-Hopkins-Crawford, in the character one. The returning Cinciarini offers an overall positive performance, and to fight the Italians, with Johnson and Strautins, they try a minimum. But the difference in technical caliber with the orogranata, who were decidedly more motivated in the evening, was too evident.
Venice immediately makes the spirit understand with which she entered the field by placing an immediate break (19-9) on the Vitali-Watt axis. Reggio contains thanks to the acumen of Cinciarini and the baskets of Candi and closes the fraction at -8. In the second period, thanks to the bad night of the US trio Crawford-Thompson-Hopkins, Reyer gives the second push to the match, inspired by a tightrope walker Daye, who favors first the break that is worth +16 (35-19) and then pushes his team to +20. Margin with which the two teams go to the long interval. When the confrontation resumes, the match ends definitively: Reyer has more grit, aim and desire, Unahotels gives in with a crash finishing a couple of times under thirty points, and -32 at the third siren.
The last period sees the two teams thinking above all not to get hurt with the result already acquired for some time.
The match report
HUMAN: Stone 4, Tonut 23, Daye 12, Echodas, Sanders 14, Phillip 6, Mazzola 3, Brooks 7, Cerella 2, Vitali 12, Watt 11. Ne: Morena. Coach: De Raffaele
UNAHOTELS: Thompson 4, Hopkins 2, Candi 13, Baldi Rossi 12, Strautins 5, Crawford 6, Cinciarini 12, Johnson 11, Bonacini 1, Diouf 8. Ne: Colombo. Coach: Caja.
Referees: Michele Rossi, Carmelo Lo Guzzo, Gianluca Capotorto
Partials: 25-17, 53-33.77-45
Note: 3-point pitches: Umana 17/33, Unahotels 7/16; free throws: Venice 11/13, Reggio Emilia 19/27
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