Fisac warned in the preview that there was no place for relaxation and that the minimum objective will still be a long way off. The team understood the message and responded with intensity but lacked success to overcome Bilbao Basket in Príncipe Felipeimmerse a new defeat after the two vital victories against Real Madrid and Betis.
The first quarter was dominated by Casademont Zaragoza but the lack of success prevented an advantage that did justice to the merits of Fisac’s team which, behind, was immeasurable drying Surne Bilbao. Jaume Ponsarnau’s team –who returned to Zaragoza- took more than five minutes to score their first basket in play. but 0 of 6 in triples for a total of 3 of 10 in field goals was wreaking havoc in a Casademont Zaragoza that ended the first period winning by 5 (10-5).
Fisac’s men maintained their intensity in the second quarter but continued without finding the necessary fluidity to make the most of their attacking advantages. On the contrary, the Basques managed to grease the wrist and with 17-15 in favorFisac called a timeout. Wright, who had made his debut minutes before, once again left the direction in the hands of Ponitkaand Aday entered for an ill-advised Mekowulu but could not prevent him from Bilbao will take command of the scoreboard for the first time in the match (17-20) less than 4 minutes to rest. The minutes kept passing and Casademont could not find the right one, with 0 out of 10 in triplesto what had to be added 3 consecutive turnovers and 3 consecutive attack rebounds for the visitors. Partial 5-10 to leave 22 -30 at halftime with the feeling that Casademont had done a lot to achieve so little. The complete opposite of his rival.
CASADEMONT, A RACAS
After passing through Bilbao’s locker room, he entered more calmly, better controlling the tempo of the game and taking advantage of the situations, obtaining advantages of more than 10 points. Casademont worked in spurts. The first, from the hand of Wright, who managed to break the curse of the triple scoring two consecutive but, by then, Surne Bilbao already scored fluently. Then came the turn of Sant-Roos and the difference narrowed to 7 points but two inexplicable failures near the hoop stopped the rojilla score which, together with a controversial unsportsmanlike play by Javi García, once again put Ponsarnau’s men above double figures (42-55) to start the last act.
As at that point the success of days ago did not seem that Casademont Zaragoza was going to return I bet everything on the heart, dedication and rasmia. And by that way he returned to the disadvantage of 7 points but history repeated itself. A lot of work and two mistakes kept the rojillos away from the shore (55-66) with 3:40 to go and timeout for Fisac.
Jessup and Simanic restored faith with two consecutive triples that made the “Red Tide” believe that it was possible. 3 down and defense that the referees punished with a foul by Yusta and three shots for the people from Bilbao who finished the match.