Piraeus (AFP) – Basketball players from Alba Berlin lost the Euroleague in Olympiacos with a score of 83:87 (42:52).
In a thrilling and at times stunning match on Tuesday night, several missed opportunities in attack were crucial to defeat on tight ground. The top scorer of the match was Oscar da Silva (17 points), who made up the match for Alba along with Luke Sicma (9 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists).
Without injuries to Ben Lammers and Marcus Ericsson, coach Israel Gonzalez’s side started the game well. But since the middle of the first quarter, the hosts have dominated the game thanks to a smooth attack and good hitting rates. On the other hand, Berlin missed many good chances offensively and defended inconsistently and was 42:52 behind in the first half. However, it took until the last section before Alba came decisively. Thanks to a more focused defence, the guests reduced the difference in the final minutes, led by Oscar da Silva, sometimes astonishingly several times to three points. However, Alba was unable to finally turn the game around, so that it was Berlin’s fourth defeat at the end in the sixth Euroleague match of the season.
Bayern surprised Milan
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich surprised and inflicted its first defeat in the top European competition with a victory of 83:77 (39:39) at home with Olympia Milan. As a result, coach Andrea Trenchieri’s team has two wins after six matches.
“This is a great feeling. “I think we had our best performance of the season and deserved that win,” Daron Hilliard said on MagentaSport. He and best pitcher with 20 points, Vladimir Lucic, played a key role in achieving the fourth consecutive success in all competitions.
The home team has been stable almost all season. Even slight periods of weakness did not let them lose their rhythm.