Pitesti – Oradea 79-81
Oradea nipped Pitesti to complete the sweep of the semifinal series. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-11. But Pitesti won second period 20-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pitesti was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Aaron Broussard (196-90, college: Seattle) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian power forward Dragan Zekovic (210-87, agency: 011 Sports) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four Oradea players scored in double figures. Panamanian forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St., agency: 011 Sports) answered with 21 points and 7 rebounds and Montenegrin Goran Gajovic (199-88, agency: 011 Sports) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Pitesti. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Pitesti: T.Bishop 21+7reb+2ast, G.Gajovic 15+7reb, N.Jevtovic 10+8reb+3ast, M.Maciuca 9+1reb+1ast, T.Fitzpatrick 9+6reb+1ast, G.Talton 9+1reb+6ast
Oradea: A.Broussard 16+7reb+2ast, D.Zekovic 13+2reb+3ast, S.Holt 11+2reb+3ast, G.Watson 11+2reb+3ast, G.Green 9+2reb+1ast, T.Fometescu 7+1reb
Voluntari – Cluj Napoca 100-95
Voluntari held off Cluj Napoca to narrow the deficit in the series. Cluj Napoca was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Cluj Napoca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Anthony Hickey (180-92, college: OK State) who scored 32 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Canadian guard Devoe Joseph (193-90, college: Oregon, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 29 points and 4 steals (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) who recorded 22 points and 7 rebounds and Cuban Karel Guzman (188-95, agency: Pro Sports) added 23 points respectively. Four Cluj Napoca players scored in double figures. Cluj Napoca’s coach Dusko Vujosevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help.
Cluj Napoca: K.Guzman 23+3reb+3ast, P.Richard 22+7reb+3ast, J.Edwards 14+4reb+2ast, N.Kuti 13+5reb+3ast, A.Stipanovic 8+10reb+1ast, D.Tarolis 7+2reb+3ast
Voluntari: A.Hickey 32+5reb+8ast, D.Joseph 29+2reb+3ast, M.Lee 10+1reb+2ast, M.Badiu 6+3reb, M.McCarthy 6+4reb+2ast, T.Girbea 6+2reb+1ast