Last night was the final basketball derby of the season. A match between 08 Stockholm and the Solna Vikings, and the atmosphere last night was great.
The teams sponsors put up a little money and the match was free for the public. The outcome of this was absolutely fantastic. Normally the area is divided and made smaller with the public all on one side of the court. On the other side a big black curtain is drawn to cover the rest of the area. The curtain is ugly, and being black it just eats up light. The fact that 08 Stockholm plays in a black kit doesn’t make it any better either. So ditching the curtain and getting a full house really made for a fantastic evening.
The match stayed pretty close through the 4 periods but 08 Stockholm seemed to be in complete control for the entire evening. They came out strong in the first period and build a decent lead and then were able to maintain for the rest of the night. Solna would at times close the gap, only to see it stretched back out.