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Both Game 1 and 2 go to Venice

Pubblicato in English - Martedì 16 Maggio 2017

Game one goes to hot shooting Venice 84-71.

The Flexx made too many turnovers and Venice shot too well from beyond the arc for Pistoia to have any hope of winning game one of their quarterfinal series. Venice, who were led by hot shooting Marcus Haynes with 23 points (including 5 of 8 treys), took an early lead and every time the white-and-red made a run someone from the seemingly endless Venice bench would hit a 3 to push them back.

Terran Petteway continued his hot shooting (17 points on only 9 shots) to lead The Flexx who had 3 other starters in double figures while Ronald Moore had an uncharacteristically bad shooting night but did chip in with 9 assists.

The Flexx went into game two of their best-of-five first round series with Venice knowing they had to do two things: defend better from the arc and run better offensive sets. And except for an incredible second quarter in which they managed just 4 points and one field, they did just that as Venice shot just 26% on treys and Pistoia had only 10 turnovers.

But the  white-and-red's perfect storm came up just short as they missed 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch and coach of the year Enzo Esposito was whistled for two technical fouls, the second in a key moment of the game, which were dubious to say the least. Pistoia were led by Terran Petteway who had 14 points and Andrea Crosariol who had a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards.

The Flexx now return to Pistoia to play game 3 at the PalaCarrara tomorrow night and try to force a game 4 on Friday.


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