Come back to win the Dynamo Sassari, which at the PalaSerradimigni defeats for 86-76 the Get smart by David Logan. These are our reviews.
Robinson: 7. He’s the first to set an example in defense, he can’t get into the rhythm on a personal level but manages to get his teammates to run much better than what we saw before the break. He closes with 8 assists on the scoresheet and that’s the best news, waiting for that first step to come back, seen only at times even against Caja’s team.
Kruslin: 6. He returns to the quintet, and is initially good at looking at his teammates more than his own personal scoreboard. Two fouls committed within seconds in the second period make him very nervous with himself. In the second half he tries to give himself a jolt in defense but goes to alternating current.
Jones: 7,5. He’s in no hurry to attack the game, but he knows his responsibilities and doesn’t refuse shots when open. In the most difficult moment at the start of the second half he takes the team by the hand and pushes Scafati back, reaching 19 points with excellent percentages. His contribution to rebounding is also important. Another step forward in his growth.
Bendzius: 7,5. The Lithuanian was awaited by the public and not only, because in the last few outings his hand was definitely missing. Finally put into rhythm by his teammates, he also takes advantage of a few meters too much conceded by Scafati scoring 14 of Sassari’s 22 total points in the first quarter. He doesn’t stop and in the third period together with Jones he practically never misses the shot. An evening that was needed, closed with 23 points (7/9 from three). Determinant.
Stephens: 6,5. What he can give to Dinamo in defense can be seen in the change that after a couple of minutes takes him to Logan, forced to lose after an attempt to attack him. Immediately in the quintet, with a lot of energy and above all an extremely positive body language. At the beginning of the second half, however, it was difficult when Scafati tried to come back. He puts minutes in the legs important for the knowledge of the team in the final.
Diop: 6,5. He tries to make an impact as he used to, but initially there seems to be some grain in his mechanisms. However, he grows at a distance, bringing that energy needed to buffer Scafati in the third period when Bucchi asks to pick up the pace in defense.
Gentile: 6. Valuable work but invisible to the statistics in the first two quarters mainly in their own half. However, he loses a few laps in the second half and his hand remains cold.
Nikolic: 6. Try to have a different impact than the latest releases and succeeds in his first entry into the field. More a game of management than aggression from the second period onwards for him.
Trailer: 7. He returns after months of being away from that parquet that had witnessed the important growth of the past season and returns with a triple of those he was used to. He bravely goes to fight under the scoreboards and doesn’t seem to suffer too much from the pace of the game. He closes in double figures at 10.
Devecchi: sv. Only a few minutes on the pitch.
Chessa: 6.5. After having tasted the parquet at the end of the first half, he returns in the final period and it doesn’t take long to put his hand at the service of the team from the arc. Nine points, in nine minutes. Not bad.
Coach Piero Bucchi: 6.5. Sassari’s victory is built in the first half but takes definitive shape in the timeout that the biancoblù coach calls at the beginning of the third period when Scafati closes up to -6. Sassari appears more dynamic in the opponent’s half and with better spacing, but the difference is made by the defensive intensity seen in some parts of the match, especially in the first and third quarters on the perimeter. However, the one against Scafati is an important victory for morale which will be fundamental for the preparation of a difficult challenge like the one against Pesaro in the next round.