It was a magic night in Bucharest for U Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca as not only did they beat primary opponent for the Romanian LNBM league first place Steaua CSM Eximbank Bucharest but the W also gave U-BT it’s first nr. 1 ranking of the season.
The match started out on good pace as Rasic and Moldoveanu hit several treys to give U-BT a comfortable lead but through the second and third quarter things looked to even up as Steaua eventually took a short-lived one point lead. Heading into the 4th quarter, the U-BT lead was down to 5 points but as all great teams tend to do, the team rallied and took care of business in the clutch with solid shooting percentages and yet another signature block by Vlad Moldoveanu to edge out the opponents 95 – 84.
Vlad has had another monster night for Cluj with 26 points on 57% field goal percentage, and 100% from the charity stripe, and a solid 5 rebounds, 2 assists, one steal and one very angry block for a total of 12 +.- during 37 minutes of play and an efficiency factor of 28 (great). Moldoveanu has been solid on all fronts in all his Romanian LNBM league appearences and looks to continue his MVP level performance for the remainder of their national and international engagements this season.