A huge opportunity to climb and get closer to the positions leading to the play-offs was wasted by Red Starknowing the shock home defeat with 87-72 from the bottom of the leaderboard, Alba Berlinas part of the 25th Euroleague match.
Despite the fact that the “red and whites” of Belgrade had the upper hand in the score for about 30 minutes, having even led by +13, however, in the last period they suffered an unprecedented slump with individual score 11-27fatally knowing defeat.
Leader for the Germans, who remained at the bottom of the standings (7-18)was the Maodo Lo with 24 points and 3 assists, while Olinte (13p., 7p.) and Prokida (11p., 6p.) provided important solutions.
For Red Starwhich dropped to 13th place in the leaderboard with 11-14 record in both victories away from the eight, stood out Petrushev (14p.), Bulldozer (10p., 3r., 3as.) and Nedovic (11p., 5as.).
Very good start Red Star in the match, which thanks to his good defense led with 9-4 at 4′. Gradually, the “red and white” of Belgrade turned up the pace in the attack as well, with the Petrushev and Nedovic to offer several solutions, launching the difference at +13 (25-12)before Madisek hit a buzzer-beater 3-pointer to end the quarter at 25-15.
With a 7-2 run early in the second period, the home team increased the lead again at +12 (32-20), with Olinte and Smith “gnawing” the difference for Alba (34-27 at 14′). The Germans continued to play a pressing defense, thanks to which they managed to add another lead, going into the dressing room at -5 and 44-39.
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The quarters: 25-15, 44-39, 61-60, 72-87.
Source: Sport Fm
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