Alba Berlin lands surprise coup
Basketball Bundesligaist Alba Berlin has surprisingly celebrated a home win in the Euroleague. The Berliners won against the Russian top Club Zenit St. Petersburg with 76:67 (34:34). Alba, however, continues to remain in the lower table in the 15th place.
Best Berliner Werfer were Maodo Lo with 15 and Christ Koumadje, Yovel Zoosman and Ben Lammers with nine points each.
Trainer Israel Gonzalez had to go to Louis Olinde, who fails for several weeks due to a heavy capsule injury on the left thumb, and to do without Marcus Eriksson (foot injury). Both teams pushed from the beginning to the pace. Alba came after three play-free days restored than usual in the game and acknowledged this additionally recovered energy with appropriate performance.
The Berliners began printing and secured several rebounds at first. At the end of the first quarter they lay at 23:12 on the front. But the comfortable advantage narrowed in the course of the second quarter and more and more, St. Petersburg found better in the game, so it was a draw in the half-time break.
After the side change, a completely open game developed in which the lead changed. Only in the final phase Alba could settle something and was in the meantime with eight counters. They did not take them until the end.