WKS Śląsk Wrocław advanced to the Energa Basket League finals after an exciting series from the Grupa Sierleccy Czarnymi Słupsk team. The citizens of Wrocław are in the EBL finals for the first time in 18 years, being the best in Poland against Legia Warsaw. In turn, the queue from the medal website at the auction of the first zloty in 53 years.
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End hour series of the day: May 16 at 2040 in the Centennial Hall. Inaugural points in gaining guest captain – Łukasz Koszarek. Later, however, the players from Wrocław began to pass the initiative in place and left for later. In the first quarter we had the result of 27:18 for Silesia.
Away team in the second set of points scored for making up, scoring 14 in a row. They did as many as 4 three-point actions during this time and came out on day 32:29. The team from Wrocław definitely slept at the beginning of the quarter, but in the end they had to wake up to the beginning of Kanter’s second team. Turek brought back life to Silesia and it was the hosts who had 44:43 before the break.
The second half was not so impressive anymore, and before the last ten minutes Tricolor were leading by 62:57. After the resumption of the game, Urlep’s players played like inspired, and the results of the search for Dziewa, Justice and Kolenda gave Śląsk in the performance of 68:57. It might have seemed like the game was over, but talking about catching up, improving the defensive win. The hosts were not able to get the right for almost 5 minutes, the guests during this time came close by just 4 stitches. The powerlessness of Wrocław was interrupted by the interruption of Justice, and despite the fact that the guests, 48 seconds before the end, led to the solution by 74:72. Silesia led to the success of the author of one aid, whose food turned out to be Ivan Ramljak. The first meeting of the finals 72o to be side- 76: for WKSu.
The most effective player in the Śląsk team was once again this season Travis Trice. The American made 22 points, he also added 5 assists and 10 fouls. Aleksander Dziewa also made a great performance. Robert Johnson scored 24 points among the visitors.
– We were expecting a difficult match, but we started going very well. Unfortunately, we did not keep this rhythm of the game and allowed us to compete back in the games. In the second set, the defense of both sets at a very high level. We are happy with the victory, but it is only the first and long way to the last success – said Andrej Urlep at the post-match Silesian press conference.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, this time at Hala Orbita. The people of Warsaw will join it without an injured Grzegorz Kulka.
– Just over four minutes before the current last rivalry between Legia and Silesia, Grzegorz Kulka fell to the court with a grimace of pain. He left the field assisted by the team, where I did not return to the field. The research carried out a day later brought fatal news – the resentment of exclusion excludes Grzegorz Kulka from playing in the matches with Wrocław players – we read about the topic of the team from the capital.
Live coverage of the WKS Śląsk Wrocław – Legia Warszawa match from 20:40.
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