Both U-BT Cluj Napoca and Steaua CSM EximBank were locked in this evening playing in the 5th round of the LNBM Top 6, and went head to head for most of the first half, finishing up with a 41 – 39 lead for Cluj.
After half-time, Cluj started to slowly gain some momentum, leading by as much as 19 at a point, however, Steaua took it’s time, and, lead by a very decisive Runkauskas, managed to make it a one possession game with less than a minute to go in the fourth.
An intelligent time-out by Coach Silvasan including some very solid plays down the stretch kept Cluj afloat and got them the W 80 to 75 but it may have cost them Filip Adamovic who went down late in the game with a possible sprained ankle.
A very tough match-up tonight in Bucharest as Vlad finishes with a game high 24 points, including 10 of 10 from the free throw line, 2 rebounds and a couple of beastly blocks in roughly 38 minutes of play.
Photo courtesy of Sandor Manases @ www.u-bt.ro