Despite being down 2 – 0 from the previous encounters, Craiova didn’t show any spark of life in the 3rd matchup with U-BT Cluj Napoca, particularely in the first quarter after which they were already down 33 – 17. The tempo brought by Coach Silvasan’s team didn’t leave anything to chance and even with a full roster rotation by the end of the game, they still ended up winning 107 – 71 and advancing to the LNBM semifinals.
Despite playing limited minutes, mostly due to rotation to give rest to the usual starting five, Vlad Moldoveanu chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. The team now waits for the other three quarterfinals to wrap up so we can get a clear picture of the semifinal act of the tournament.
Photo courtesy of Sandor Manases @ www.u-bt.ro