By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Hapoel Unet Holon got the home win over Juventus Utena 106 – 91. The Israelis still have chances for the next round after improving to a 3-7 record in Group A while the Lithuanians (2-8) lost their fifth game in a row.
TaShawn Thomas was the one to initially lead the hosts to a 5-point lead at the break (50 – 45) with 10 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Then his teammates joined in..
The key: Juventus could only threaten via 3-pointers and they couldn’t improve defensively in the third quarter. Hapoel reached a double-digit lead at the end of the period (75 – 61).
The hosts continued sharing the ball pretty well in the fourth (29 assists) and got their fifth consecutive win in all competitions.
The star: Joe Alexander led the winners with 19 points and 9 boards. TaShawn Thomas finished with 16 points and 5 assists while Glen Rice Jr added 14 and 9.
Simas Buterlevicius had a great performance with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists but it wasn’t enough.
Photo Credits: BCL