David and Goliath

29/Nov/18 15:45 November 29, 2018

John Rammas

29/Nov/18 15:45


Like winning, losing is also part of the game. It’s just that, for some teams, losing is not a very common occurrence. And for the teams they sometimes lose to, winning is not very common either.

By John Rammas/ irammas@eurohoops.net

On the occasion of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica’s recent win over the previously-undefeated CSKA Moscow, Eurohoops presents six cases of David defeating Goliath in the EuroLeague regular season.

2001-02, Round 3

DAVID: That season was Peristeri’s second and last in the EuroLeague and the win over FC Barcelona was its first of a total of three in 14 games (3-11).

GOLIATH: Barcelona had already lost its first home game right before and knew well that another home defeat would set it back. It suffered as many defeats in the first three rounds as it did in the remaining eleven of the regular season (10-4).

SLING: Peristeri no longer had the late Alphonso Ford on its roster, but Adam Wojcik and Byron Dinkins were just as unstoppable with 28 and 23 points, respectively.

STONE: Barcelona completed the season shooting 37.1% on three-point field goals, but only made 19.2% (5 of 26) in this game.

19 Sarunas Jasikevicius


Adam Wojcik 28

8 Roberto Duenas


Adam Wojcik 10

5 Sarunas Jasikevicius


Giorgos Pantazopoulos 4

3 Sarunas Jasikevicius


Byron Dinkins, Maurice Carter, Michael Andersen 2

3 Efthymios Rentzias


Adam Wojcik, Kostas Tsartsaris 1

5 Roberto Duenas


Michael Andersen 4

22 Sarunas Jasikevicius


Adam Wojcik 29