Kupsas and Ireland led Juventus to the win

2018-01-16T20:03:20+00:00 2018-01-16T20:08:58+00:00.

Alex Madrid

16/Jan/18 20:03


Enisey is left at the bottom of Group A after being defeated in Utena.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Juventus Utena ended its losing streak in the Basketball Champions League by winning Enisey Krasnoyarsk 81 – 73 at home. The Lithuanians improved to a 3-8 record after five defeats in a row while the Russians remain at the bottom of Group A with just two wins.

The key: Anthony Ireland was decisive in the clutch minutes. The playmaker scored 5 consecutive points for his team to secure the victory (77 – 70) with one minute left.

Juventus had a great start (18 – 10 at the end of the first) but they struggled in the second quarter and the guests got the lead at the break (37 – 35). Both teams exchanged small leads during the entire second half at the end, Juventus managed to get the win.

The star: Mindaugas Kupsas contributed to the win with a double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) while Ireland led Juventus with 18 points and 7 assists.

Anthony Hilliard scored 17 points for Enisey and Suleiman Braimoh added 16.

Photo Credit: BCL