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The favorites prevailed in Germany

The favorites prevailed in Germany

By Aris Barkas/ barkas@eurohoops.net

It’s not easy to be German in Euroleague. Despite their obvious progress, Alba Berlin (1-9) and Brose Baskets (0-10) are stuck in the bottom of group E and that couldn’t change against two teams with final four ambitions, like Anadolu Efes (8-2) and CSka Moscow (7-3).

  • In Berlin, Alba did fight and two minutes before the end of the game had the lead after a bucket by newcomer Ali Traore (83-81). But that was just the best the hosts could do against Anadolu Efes and Jordan Farmar (photo) who had 25 points and reacted to this lead with 5 straight points, giving the crucial edge to his team (86-83) and finally the 91-86 win. Dashaun Wood scored 24 points for Alba, but it was not enough.
  • In Bamberg, there were no thrills, as CSKA Moscow got the 78-58 win with relative ease. Hosts Brose Baskets try to get into the game in the first half, when they cut the lead of the Russians to four points (25-21) and then gave up as they couldn’t keep up. Nenad Krstic and Vladimir Micov had 17 points each for the winners.
 

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  1. The favorites prevailed in Germany | EuroCanastas Sillonbol | Scoop.it - March 7, 2013

    [...] CSKA Moscow and Anadolu Efes got their road wins in German soil on Wednesday night against Brose Baskets and Alba Berlin respectively in the first two games of Euroleague's Top16 10th gameday  [...]

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