Jalen Riley’s game-winner leads BCL Top 5

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Giannis Askounis

12/Jan/23 13:26


A season-saving three-pointer accompanied by plenty of dunks and a block shape the weekly Top 5 of the Basketball Champions League

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

The difference between a possible conclusion to PAOK mateco’s latest campaign in the Basketball Champions League and claiming victory is also good enough for first place in the Top 5 Plays of the Week.

Jalen Riley connected the game-winning three-pointer against Rytas Vilnius with 7.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Basketball Champions League Play-In best-of-three series held Wednesday. Saving the day for the Thessaloniki outfit, the win additionally forced a win-or-go-home Game 3 versus the reigning champions of Lithuania’s Betsafe LKL.

Beyond first place, Jaylen Hands dunked in transition en route to a team-high of 20 points and ranked third in the Top 5. On the losing end of the exciting contest, experienced center Evaldas Kairys protecting the rim from Tyler Polley entered fifth.

Braian Angola dropping a poster dunk was the runner-up of the Top 5 behind Riley, but Pinar Karsiyaka eventually landed on the receiving end of a season-ending sweep.

Limoges CSP’s Jayvon Graves driving through the entire defense of MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg to dunk ranked fourth.

Enjoy the Basketball Champions League Top 5 Plays of the Week:

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