By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to a strong last period, Pesaro beat Olimpia Milano 88 – 83 in Game 3 of the Italian League quarterfinals to remain alive in the series. Game 4 takes place in Pesaro again Saturday (20/5).
Pesaro scored 52 points in the second half and dominated the last period 27 – 17 to get the win after trailing for more than 30 minutes. With the score 70 – 71, the hosts made a 12-4 run to go up 82 – 74 with 2:23 to play and stayed ahead for the rest of the game.
Leandro Tote led a balanced Pesaro effort with 16 points plus five rebounds and Matteo Tambone had 13 points. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman scored all of his 10 points in the last quarter to make a difference for the winning side down the stretch, while also dishing out six assists overall. Vassilis Charalambopoulos added 10 points of his own.