By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Klemen Prepelic posted another MVP-like performance in a crucial turn this season, as Joventut Badalona prevailed over Tofas Bursa with an 88-84 victory.
The Slovenian guard dropped 37 points (10-16 FG), a season-high for him in both 7DAYS EuroCup and Liga Endesa combined, to go along with seven assists and two rebounds for a total PIR of 45.
On the opposing end, Sammy Meija paced Tofas with 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists, for a team-high PIR of 34.
Joventut struggled to find its pace for nearly three quarters, as Tofas led 48-39 at halftime and kept a slight 68-67 lead after 30 minutes.
Prepelic signaled the hosts’ comeback in the fourth, as they managed to stop the Turkish side’s streak so far in the Top 16 round.
Group H standings:
|1. Unicaja Malaga||2||1||264||256||8|
|2. Tofas Bursa||2||1||237||233||4|
|3. Joventut Badalona||2||1||262||261||1|
|4. MoraBanc Andorra||0||3||238||251||-13|