In advance, the home team wins a heavy match for the playoff-safety area. The US veteran and the young winger are decisive. The guests always chase and waste the shot of the possible overtime
In the anticipation of Palaverde, Treviso wins the salvation challenge with Napoli, overturning the difference between baskets (in the first leg the Campanians won by two).
Without Ellis and Iroegbu, not in condition to play, coach Marcelo Nicola reinstates Cooke and discovers a super Faggian, protagonist of the victory together with Banks, Sorokas and Jantunen. For the guests, who took the field without the new signing Wimbush, the over the top performances of Williams and Young were not enough. Naples is the best to start (6-10), because the home team needs a few minutes to digest the new set-up. Faggian and Cooke, however, bring Treviso back under who thanks to Sorokas closes the first quarter ahead (19-17). In the second quarter the young Faggian lights up and with six points in a row extends the lead into double figures. Jantunen’s three-point game ends the first half at 42-31, but in the third quarter the team from Treviso fails to deliver the coup de grace. So Napoli slowly comeback, relying on the area and the baskets of Williams and Young. You enter the last set on 63-58 and the guests see the hook up, which arrives in the 38th minute thanks to 5 straight points from Stewart. The finish is very hot, but Banks closes it from the line.
Treviso: Banks 21, Jantunen 17, Sorokas 15
Napoli: Young 21, Williams 16,
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