Benfica CD Póvoa Quarters Play-off League Betclic


The Betclic League playoffs have started! In Pavilhão Fidelidade, in the first game of the quarterfinals Benfica basketball team won the CD Póvoan 77-59.

The game that led Dennis Clifford’s return to the racean injured column of eagles from January showed a strong and powerful CD Póvoa release, namely in starting three points. THE Benfica achieved a precise approach, but the northern fire continued to fall. The hosts ’less aggressive defense allowed CD Póvoa to get to the end of the game 1st quarter to win, for 19-22. THE 2nd quarter he was less useful points and less interesting in terms of the game played several failed shots, turnover and offensive shortcomings. To intervalthe result was a draw: 36-36.

THE the rest was good for the incarnateswho came from the resort face changed. More confidence in defendingoffensive variation, with moves to appear inside or outside the painted area and the effectiveness of the launch will help justify an increase in benfiquista advantage 3rd quarter. CD Póvoa saw the paths to the basket completely blocked and at the end of these 10 minutes the sign showed 60-46 Benficalle. at 4th quarterthe whole of Póvoa de Varzim is in place threatened to alleviate the gap and return to the match, but quickly Norberto Alves cleared the match and won it 77-59.

In the top three draw Benfica can be stamped in the semi-final passport in case of a win on Saturday at CD Póvoa.

Benfica-CD Póvoa


Norberto Alves (Benfica coach): “We knew the game was going to be difficult because Póvoa had shown its kind upwards, it’s a very well-oriented team with quality foreigners and Portuguese players who know what to do. Portugal and we found it incomprehensible that the playoffs started after four days “We had to deal with fatigue. In the first half we were a little more frustrated with mistakes; in the second half we were more collective and reassured. This is a dangerous game – because it’s the best of the three games.”

Benfica-CD Póvoa
Fidelity Pavilion
Benfica’s starting five
Aaron Broussard, Travis Munnings, José Silva, Makram Ben Romdhane and Wendell Lewis
José Barbosa, Diogo Gameiro, Betinho Gomes, Tomás Barroso, Arnette Hallman, Dennis Clifford and Ivan Almeida
Póvoa CD top five
Diogo Kapelan, Nakye Sanders, Jorge Rodrigues, Zarko Jukic and Delaney Blaylock
Diogo Gomes, Rafael Costa, Miguel Rodrigues, Rui Coelho, Guilherme Nunes, Paulo Sereno and João Embaló
1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
19-22 36-36 60-46 77-59
Benfica goal scorers
Betinho Gomes (19), Aaron Broussard (16), Wendell Lewis (8), Dennis Clifford (6), Travis Munnings (5), Makram Ben Romdhane (5), José Silva (4), José Barbosa (3), Tomás Barroso (3), Arnette Hallman (3), Ivan Almeida (3) and Diogo Gameiro (2)

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