Iberostar Tenerife falls in Denmark with nothing at stake

The Canarian team, already classified as first in the group for the FIBA Champions playoffs, lost on their visit to the Danish Bakken Bears.


Iberostar Tenerife closed the first phase of the FIBA Champions League with a defeat (96-78) in Denmark against Bakken Bears, in a match that did not decide anything in the classification for the Canarian team, which they had already secured last week 1st place in Group A.

For this reason, the coach of the Tenerife team, Txus Vidorreta, gave rest to important players such as Gio Shermadini or Tyler Cavanaugh, in addition to giving minutes on the court to others who in the ACB had had, either due to injuries or technical decisions of the coach, as in the case of Dani Díez, Santi Yusta, Bogris and Álex López.

Winning was a clear objective, but this Wednesday it was not the important one, although despite all the island team they stood up at all times to a rival who has gone to more in this competition.

The first two quarters were very even. In the first, the differences were minimal with advantages, for both teams that did not exceed four points.

Peterson was a nightmare for the visiting defense in the first two quarters and together with Jukic and Diouf they made the Bakken Bears go into halftime with an eight point lead (42-34) .

Although it was not a wide advantage, it was difficult for the Tenerife team to get close to their rival. He tried on several occasions, with important actions from Fran Guerra and Doornekamp, but the Danes were very well placed on the court and did not allow the aurinegros to control the game.

In the last ten minutes the home team remained successful in defense and, together with Peterson's contribution, Stephens was also joined to finish deciding the clash against a very irregular Spanish team.

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