By Stefan Djordjevic/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Hapoel Unet-Credit Holon found itself down by as much as 16 points in the first half (40-24) but came back and grabbed a 77-76 road win in the final second, granted, in a rather unique way.
CJ Harris with 21 and Isaiah Miles with 20 points led the charge as Holon bounced back despite coach Stefanos Dedas getting ejected after two technical fouls in the third quarter.
They were up 76-73 with four seconds remaining when Sek Henry missed both of his free throws but grabbed an offensive board and nailed a triple to tie the game.
With 0.6 seconds left on the clock, the game was all but ready to go into overtime as Holon inbounded the ball, however, a unique situation happened.
The team captain Semih Erden, who hasn’t played at all beforehand and entered the game for just the last couple of seconds to secure the rebound, got a technical foul for stepping on the line in front of the inbounder. Tyrus McGee took the responsibility, went to the line, and made the game-winning free throw.
Surreal final seconds in Pinar-Holon.
Sek Henry misses a free throw, grabs his own rebound and ties the game with 0.6 seconds remaining.
Holon won with the free throw from this technical foul on Semih Erden pic.twitter.com/6uJynjLAOA
— Marco Pagliariccio (@loupaya) March 23, 2021
McGee finished with 12 points while for Karsiyaka, Amath M’Baye scored 17 and Sek Henry 13 points.
Holon took over first place in Group I with a 3-1 record while Pinar Karsiyaka now stands at 2-2.
Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League