Italy won the European Cup Final in basketball last Wednesday with a one-point victory over Yugoslavia at tel Aviv's Sport-Hall Stadium.
GV Italian teams Ignis Varese (in blue) with the ball attacking, fail to score; Jugoplastika get the ball and score.
LV Score board Yugoplastika 65, Ignis 68.
GV Play down Ignis with ball and scoring.
LV Scoreboard 67-70
LV Yugoplastika with ball downfield
TV Play round goal and winning goal scored.
SV Play back up field, players playing for time as final whistle goes for end of match. Crowd stand and cheer. PAN UP to Final Score: Yugoplastika 69 Ignis Varesa 70
TV Players embrace each other with crowd overflowing onto court.
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Background: Italy won the European Cup Final in basketball last Wednesday with a one-point victory over Yugoslavia at tel Aviv's Sport-Hall Stadium.
Ten thousand Israeli basketball fans saw Italy's "Ignis Varese" beat Yugoslavia's "Yugoplastika Split" 70 to 69. It was the Italian team's second cup victory in three years. It was also the second time that the Israeli Basketball Association has played host to the games.
SYNOPSIS: It was European Championship Basketball in Tel Aviv last Wednesday with Italy -- soon here in blue - winning the cup final with a one-point victory over Yugoslavia. It was a closely fought contest between the taller, faster, Yugoslav squad and the better organized Italians. although the Yugoslavs led 35 to 34 at half time, Italy's disciplined team work soon put them back in the lead.
At times the action around the Yugoslav goal was intense. Here Italy scores the winning point. Play continued for a few seconds but then the final whistle and the game was over.
Players on both sides embraced each other after the match was over. It was Italy's second cup win in three years. It was a happy scene too for the ten thousand Israeli fans who had come to watch.