Antwerp Giants, Friday evening in a slightly more than 17,000 basketliefhebbers filled to the brim Sportpaleis the semi-finals of the FIBA Champions League with 70-54 (rest: 31-26) lost the Spanish Tenerife. Earlier Friday placed the Italian Bologna itself for the final at the expense of the German Bamberg.
In the first minutes, it was the same erect, but then beat the Giants a first significant gap. After the first quarter, it was 12-20 for the benefit of the inhabitants of antwerp. Then switched Tenerife, however, a strong acceleration higher. The dropped the ball a lot faster going around and Antwerp made only six points in the second quarter with a 31-26 deprivation to go rest.
Are re-sat in the beginning of the second half immediately for the Giants. Tenerife continued to dominate and was after 25 minutes for the first ten points for: 41-31. This was followed by a better period of the men of coach Roel Moors, and at the start of the final quarter, it was 47-42. It seemed to be so more excited to go, but in the last ten minutes put Tenerife are turbo back, and it was untenable. The final score was 70-54.
Luminary in Tenerife, Nicolas Brussino with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Our compatriot Pierre-Antoine Gillet played 23 minutes and was good for 11 points and 6 rebounds. At the Antwerp side were both Jae’Sean Tate as Tyler Kalinoski good for 13 points.
Sunday in Antwerp, first the match for the third place on the menu (15h), the final order to 18 hours.