Partizan edges Lietkabelis to bounce back

2021-11-17T22:24:58+00:00 2021-11-17T23:10:54+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

17/Nov/21 22:24

Eurohoops.net

Lietkabelis put up a fight in Belgrade, though Partizan returned to its winning ways after an intense game

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Partizan got back to their winning ways in 7DAYS EuroCup after managing to unlock in the second half to defeat Lietkabelis Panavezys 84-77 in Round 5.

The Lithuanians threatened their hosts as they trimmed the deficit to three points with back-to-back threes in the last two minutes of the game, though Kevin Punter stepped up right on time to hand Partizan the victory. Punter scored 11 points for the hosts, though it was Zach LeDay who paced the team with 19 points, 5 rebounds.

Alen Smailagic signed off with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, Aleksa Avramovic and Balsa Koprovica both added 12 points.

Lietkabelis’ veteran Gediminas Orelik posted 19 points, while Kristupas Zemaitis and Kaspars Berzins both shared 12 points as the team now falls to a 2-3 record.

It took an extra five-minute period but Dolomiti Energia Trento stood strong to take down feisty Slask Wroclaw at home with an 81-77 win.

Diego Flaccadori led a short-staffed Trento with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, Johnathan Williams added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Italians finally picked up their first victory of the season against victory starved Slask.

Kerem Kanter had a breakthrough performance with 17 points and 15 rebounds for a new career-high PIR of 35, though his efforts didn’t pay off for the Polish side in the overtime.


These two games concluded Group A action for Round 5, as EuroCup will resume in December, after the World Cup Qualifiers windows.

Earlier in Round 5, Turk Telekom Ankara handed Lokomotiv their first defeat of the season with a statement 88-85 win at home.

Standings:

Group A W L PTS+ PTS- +/-
1. Joventut Badalona 4 1 392 327 65
2. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 4 1 460 407 53
3. Partizan NIS Belgrade 4 1 403 361 42
4. Boulogne Metropolitans 92 3 2 423 419 4
5. MoraBanc Andorra 3 2 405 407 -2
6. Turk Telekom Ankara 3 2 376 384 -8
7. Lietkabelis Panevezys 2 3 404 389 15
8. Hamburg Towers 1 4 428 466 -38
9. Dolomiti Energia Trento 1 4 339 410 -71
10. Slask Wroclaw 0 5 352 412 -60

Photo: EuroCup