No Charleroi, but Limburg United in the semi-finals of the play-offs in basketball. The surprise of the quarter-finals. The team of coach Brian Lynch begins Thursday night in the semifinals in Ostend. They are ready for a new stunt? Friday start Antwerp Giants and Brussels to their best-of-3 on the way to the finals.
Oostende – Limburg United
The surprise of the quarter came from Hasselt. Limburg United switched in two matches Charleroi. Brian Lynch took over as revenge on the club where he is this season was set aside: 86-84, 103-101. At Ostend were the first two games, especially a run-up to the semi-finals. The West-Flemings won twice convincingly of Okapi Aalstar: 114-64, 91-74.
In 2015, were the two teams ever face each other in the semi-finals and had to be there in five matches to decide who goes to the finals. Ostend pulled in the winning race at the longest end. It was the only time that the People were able to advance to the semi-finals in their young existence.
Ostend wants at all costs to revenge for the lost cup final against Antwerp Giants, and for the eighth time in a row champion. Preferably against Antwerp than even. It is but to wait and see whether the Oostendenaren do not let be surprised by Limburg.
Oostende – Limburg United: 30/05 (20h30)
Limburg United – Oostende: 01/06 (20h30)
* Oostende – Limburg United: 03/06 (20: 30)
Antwerp Giants – Brussels
In itself, this semi-final is not the most surprising. Brussels won in two matches of the Mountains, 75-61, 75-71) and after a year of absence again in the semi-finals. Two years ago, took Serge Crèvecoeur and his team in the final against Ostend. Antwerp Giants qualified after a very difficult derby to Mechelen, also in two matches: 94-72, 87-76.
After the won the cup final and the third place in the Champions League, are the Giants ready for a new triumph. In 2000, conquered the inhabitants of antwerp the double. Nineteen years later, Paris Lee and co. ready to the title to Antwerp. Two years ago there were two teams already face each other in the semi-finals. When caught Brussels at the longest end after four games.
Brussels played in 2017 all of the finals against Oostende and lost in four games. On their own field and saw how the Kustjongens their sixth title in a row conquered. The Giants won in march, with the cup of Ostend and convert, therefore, as much a statement down. Last season they lost the finals of Ostend. From several interviews it has been revealed that Antwerp this year the absolute hegemony of Ostend wants to take over.
Antwerp Giants – Brussels: 31/05 (20h30)
Brussels – Antwerp Giants: 02/06 (15h00)
* Antwerp Giants – Brussels: 04/06 (20h30)