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Karsiyaka Steals Group E Lead from Strasbourg in Basketball Champions League Showdown

Basketball Champions League – In a hot atmosphere in Turkey, Strasbourg made the wrong move by losing against Karsiyaka (87-72), to whom SIG also ceded the lead of group E.

A few seconds before the final buzzer, Strasbourg was still leader of Group E of the Basketball Champions League. Winner by 15 points in the first leg at Rhénus (80-65), SIG lost by the same margin at Karsiyaka on a last-second shot (87-72) and must leave first place in the group to the benefit of goal-average.

The crazy Turkish address

Strasbourg could thus have carried out a very good operation, almost unexpected, as the Alsatians suffered in the warm atmosphere of Karsiyaka. In the first period, the SIG was unable to stop the former NBA player Vernon Carrey Jr. (16 points at 7/7 on shots at half-time). Only five Strasbourg players scored in the first 20, including 10 points each from Phil Booth (20 points and 6 assists) and That’s mine (11 points).

It was then on the outside fields that the Turkish club, galvanized by its audience, went all out: 8 3-point shots scored in the 3rd quarter alone (71-51, 30′). Strasbourg only held on through its ability to cause fouls (21 fouls caused). Then, to the great joy of Strasbourg, the Turkish address contaminated Hugo Invernizziunstoppable behind the arc at the start of the 4th quarter (14 points including 4/6 at 3-points).

The cold shower for Strasbourg

Until the end, Strasbourg believed it would hold onto its 15-point advantage acquired in the first leg. Even more so when Quinton Hooker (5 points and 7 assists) intercepted a ball less than 10 seconds from time (84-72, 39.’52). Except that a missed drive Romuald Morency allowed to Kelan Martin (15 points) to take and score one last shot at the buzzer to allow Karsiyaka to win (87-72). The Turkish club thus takes first place in the group in Strasbourg for the benefit of goal average (+4 for the Turks).

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2023-11-28 10:49:00
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