By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
The new season is approaching and teams keep up their preparation across multiple stages in the Old Continent on Saturday.
An epic showdown that ended in triple overtime sent Partizan to the final of the Istanbul Cup, after prevailing over AS Monaco 120-114.
After a fairly balanced second half, no team could sustain the lead towards the final win, leading the game to overtime. At the 50-minute mark, Partizan took charge and managed to get away with the win, advancing to the final.
Alen Smailagic exploded with 32 points, 8 rebounds for Zeljko Obradovic‘s squad, Zach LeDay had 23 points, Kevin Punter and Yam Madar posted 21 and 19 points each for the Serbian side.
Rob Gray paced Monaco with 19 points, Danilo Andjusic followed with 17 points, Dante Hall added 15, while Alpha Diallo and Paris Lee scored 14 points each.