Ironi Nes Ziona captures FIBA Europe Cup in Tel Aviv thriller

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Giannis Askounis

25/Apr/21 22:00

Backed with plenty crowd support, Ironi Nes Ziona took down Arged BM SLAM Stal in the FIBA Europe Cup championship showdown

By Johnny Askounis/

Ironi Nes Ziona defeated Arged BM SLAM Stalm 82-74, in the FIBA Europe Cup final held at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Sunday.

Nimrod Levi poured a game-high 21 points. Braian Angola paired his 15 points with nine rebounds. Jerome Meyinsse posted a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double. Former NBA player and semifinal hero, Wayne Selden Jr. added 13 points, six assists, and four rebounds to earn the Final Four MVP award.

It was a home game reminiscing of sports events before the coronavirus pandemic. The support at Tel Aviv certainly generated a massive push for the players guided by experienced head coach Brad Greenberg.

The Israeli outlet after dropping a 12-point cushion dug its way out of a nine-point hole. A 14-1 run stretching through the last two quarters reclaimed the lead.

Both teams were searching for the first European title. Nes Ziona got the job done leaving the Polish outlet one win short of making history. Jakub Garbacz packing a team-high 19 points fell short of victory.

CSM CSU Oradea beat Parma, 85-76, in the third-place game of the Final Four. Aaron Broussard with 21 points and Giordan Watson with 20 carried the offense. Eigirdas Zukauskas went for a game-high 24 points for the losing side.