Where the mountains are slightly higher, the air is notoriously thin. And because of Berlin's devil's mountain shall not be deemed to hill, asked the players of Alba Berlin, whether you would be rich in the higher Andorra, the energy for an intense second semi-final game in the Eurocup. The small Principality of France and Spain, surrounded, as is well known, in the Pyrenees.
in fact, Berlin got against your opponent Morabanc Andorra La Vella because of the many problems is because they made a lot of mistakes and unusual weaknesses showed. In front of almost 5000 spectators, it was enough however, to a 87:81 win (25:23, 26:19, 22:20, 19:14) – and for the second final in the Eurocup after 2010. In the final, Valencia Basket is now waiting for the Berlin.
The small hall was not sold out, in spite of this basketball celebration day; the same time, the European championship qualifying game between Andorra was still soccer players and those from Iceland. The one that came in the basketball hall, held a regular noise, and sang with the enthusiastic anthem prior to the start of the game, played on a rock-style guitar.
tempo basketball was announced
Also in the game, the two Teams stuck at the beginning, a lot of music in it, and rock it was on top of that. Pace of basketball was announced, a version with fast passes and fast degrees, the Alba is actually. But as the home team, the Berliners had noted the nervousness, they seemed a little overplayed, overwrought nearly. And so strokes interspersed as over ball losses – after two quarters, it should be 27. They also dominated the duel in the start-up phase and beyond. 30 Fouls, which gave the sometimes petty whistling Referees, also contributed to a beautiful culture.
But that wasn't the point of this hot European Cup-evening, Yes. It was simply to create something Historic. The Chance had placed Alba's players in the first game in Berlin. Where the air is less thin and the atmosphere for basketball players in the club colors of blue and yellow friendly. 102:97 of this comparison was assumed to be in the game one, a tight result. After such a it is not saw in Andorra after three quarters, surprisingly. In the major stages of Berlin were present. Luke Sikma and Peyton Siva led expertly directed, and met with from the most difficult situations, Siva even a Threesome from a great distance with the final siren in the second quarter. Actions such as these gave the Berliners the self-confidence, while the home team, in the meantime, very little was achieved. Before the final quarter of Alba had earned at least a 73:62-guide, at the beginning of the final quarter to 81:63. A comfortable cushion, thought Alba's players well and made it again unnecessarily exciting.
Because suddenly nothing worked and the guests. Andorra came a point-by-point, while Alba was lost all energy and concentration. The hall was on fire, she's been to hell and Alba presented itself in that crucial Phase of the defenseless.More about
semi-finals in the Eurocup Basketball match Alba Berlin is shaking to victory against AndorraJulian Graeber
Specially in the last two minutes it was extremely tight, because the host came up on two points. Rokas Giedraitis was, after all, the Alba from hell liberated. Him four points in a row to 87:81. The Andorra the momentum and Alba, contrary to flew into the finals. The necessary start-up assistance was given to Peyton Siva, the with 21 points, the most successful Berlin-based launchers. (Tsp)