Baskonia saves the furniture and Estudiantes continue without winning

Ivanovic's men reacted in the last quarter and took the match (82-78), after turning around 7 points in the last quarter. This Thursday, the champion will face Real Madrid.


A reaction on time in the last quarter of TD Systems Baskonia gave him the victory against Movistar Estudiantes by 78-82, his second victory of the preseason after Euskal Kopa, this time against a collegiate team that dominated 20 minutes but did not know finish the job against the ACB champion.

The team of Dusko Ivanovic, benefited by the success of the American Alec Peters, who contributed 22 points scoring four of the six triples he tried, and the Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis, 19 points and only one failure in six three-point shots, imposed his law in the last quarter to a Estudiantes who was not competitive at the end, despite 24 points from Serbian Aleksa Avramovic.

The current champion of the Endesa League began authoritarian, and in just 3 minutes he already had six points ahead of those of Zamora (6-12). Ivanovic's men were able to preserve their income with good actions from Peters abroad and from the Spanish international center Ilimiane Diop on the inside, to finish the first set leading 20-28.

The 'Estu' recovered from the hand in the second quarter, first with a good job from Montenegrin Nemanja Djurisic under the basket and then with the returned American power forward Alec Brown, who put the tie at 34 midway through the second quarter. They would end up accumulating up to six points of advantage from the hand of Avramovic, he scored 14 points in 20 minutes, to beat the break (50-44) .

Those of Javier Zamora continued to believe above all an ACB champion to feed the advantage, always hand in hand with Avramovic as the most decisive player in attack and with the first appearances of the French shooter Edwin Jackson, with a triple just before the end of the third partial, which ended with a local advantage (64-57) .

The Baskonia reaction would arrive in the last quarter, pulling triples, those of Giedraitis and Peters to put the duel in a fist (69-68) back and forth. The locals maintained the initiative on the scoreboard until a loss by Brown in attack generated the foul on the American point guard Pierriá Henry that made it 73-74 with a minute and a half to go.

Peters and Henry again surprising under the basket placed Dusko Ivanovic's men in the right spot to take the victory 29 seconds from the end (75-79). The defense and a few free throws by Argentine Luca Vildoza did the rest, despite Brown's last triple, because the champion's victory was done: a 78-82 win for Baskonia. This Thursday, Real Madrid awaits. For their part, the people of Madrid will face the Herbalife Gran Canaria next Friday.

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