Lastly thirty days of basketball, the actual one, the one which counts and is price factors for the rating. It’s the month that has simply handed for Fortitudo, who play 5 video games, two at Paladozza (with as many victories) and three away from Bologna with the one setback at San Severo. However let’s go so as: the debut is at Cento the place we do effectively for 3 quarters of the race, then we run out of gasoline and let ourselves be overtaken first by pitiful pit stops within the discipline. Aradori and Thornton do what they need to do, but it surely’s not sufficient.

The primary housewife with Nardò is usually downhill: 4 males in double figures, with Cucci with 16. You win, with out convincing, however for now that is sufficient. In San Severo, seven days later, comes the primary exterior success. You win within the dash, after main for lengthy stretches. It is nonetheless accomplished with Thornton and Aradori scoring largely. Having fun with Barbante’s good things and questioning about Davis’ position. We return to Paladozza, and sweat rather a lot to beat Chiusi. Choral victory (4 by double figures and third consecutive after a long time), however the good sport remains to be distant. The primary of two journeys to Friuli, and it is latest historical past, probably the extra reasonably priced, ends in defeat at Cividale: the standard Effe who holds on for half the race, then rushes within the third quarter. The final one is a determined comeback, however the decisive triple to increase the match falls into the fallacious arms.

The figures, after 5 video games, converse of a Fortitudo that among the many singles is dragged, as anticipated, by Thornton (15.8 factors per night), and Aradori to chase him (12). The actual shock, nevertheless, is Simone Barbante’s championship up to now (8.8 factors simply behind the highest two). Paci and Davis, who’re at present struggling, journey in numbers beneath expectations (3 factors in 4 races for Paci!), though the previous Biella as a substitute gave indicators to Cividale. Scoring in opposition to Fortitudo isn’t straightforward: fourth protection (69.0 pts conceded) and, respectively, first within the share of three conceded (28%) in opposition to the opponent, and third within the two-point share (34.2%). Even up entrance it is not so dangerous, with 53% taking pictures from two factors, first within the crimson group.

(Photograph by Cesare Di Sanno)


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