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Lenovo Tenerife gambled away a double-digit lead but managed to recover and advance to the Round of 16 with a 74-71 home win against Pinar Karsiyaka in Game 3 of the Play-In series in the Basketball Champions League.
Tenerife was in control through three quarters and was up by 15 points early in the third quarter (44-29), however, Amath M’Baye and Bonzie Colson sparked a comeback for Pinar Karsiyaka, even putting them ahead after Colson’s assist to M’Baye for a three-pointer (64-61).
That said, Tenerife answered right back with five straight points by Joan Sastre and Sasu Salin with Sastre following up the effort with two more three-pointers which pushed the Spaniards to 72-66.
Sastre finished with 15 points but 11 of those came in the final three minutes. Dejan Todorovic and Kyle Wiltjer scored 11 each while Giorgi Shermadini added ten points.
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Marcelinho Huertas scored two points but was phenomenal in his playmaking with 11 assists, writing out his pages in the competition’s history books as he continues climbing the all-time list.
On the opposing side, M’Baye banked in game-high 24 points while Bonzie Colson had 16 points and eight rebounds. Alex Tyus helped with ten points and nine rebounds.
Tenerife will enter Group L with Falco Szombathely, Rytas Vilnius and SIG Strasbourg.
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