El Battles of the Basque Country added a new defeat at home and in the Euroleague, leaving his record at 7-13 and moving almost definitively away from the playoff zone, after falling against Bayern de Mnich by 77 to 84. The Vitorians, who learned at the last minute of the drop by COVID of Alec Peters, they signed an irregular match again and received a 0-17 run midway through the second quarter that made them trail behind throughout the second half. The bad moment of players like Giedraitis, Enoch o Granger and the low morale of those of Spadaughter They showed themselves with their greatest crudeness in this match. Walden, Hunter y Rubit signed 51 points between the three, while for the locals only Baldwin (30 rating) exercised as a threat.
The baskonia the Lithuanian wing exploited to take the first advantages (10-2, min.4), taking advantage of the lack of aim of the Bavarians. Trinchieri made his first decisions by introducing Othello Hunter in the paint, and the American thanked him by scoring two consecutive baskets against the lukewarm opponent of Enoch. The second triple Sedekerskis and a penetration of Lamar Peters they opened a gap for the locals (15-6, min. 8), but the joy did not last long for the Vitorians once the Lithuanian forward had to take a break. So, the Bayern reacted with a partial 0-7 to close the first period with the game in a handkerchief (17-16).
The Bayern managed to get ahead, 17-19, as soon as the game resumed with a 2 + 1 of Rubit. Spahija decided to return to the track Sedekerskis and Waldwin, which helped his team react after 5 consecutive points from Costello (24-19, min.12). A visiting timeout closed the Baskonia faucet, while serving as a catalyst to blow up Vitoria’s fragile morale. With Walden y Rubit as masters of ceremonies, the Bayern He punished his rival with a devastating partial 0-17 that aroused the first whistles in the stands (24-36, min.16). Although a couple of counterattacks prevented Barça from collapsing, another 5 points Rubit -I finished with 14 at the break- and a free kick from Jaramaz they maintained a comfortable cushion for the Teutons after 20 minutes (33-42).
Going through changing rooms revived a baskonia that I found in a triple of Costello and a basket of Baldwin the necessary tools to recover the spark. The match entered a nice phase of exchange of blows, in which Simone Fontecchio y Vladimir Lucic They starred in the best moments attacking the hoop. those of Spadaughter joined for the cause Baldwin y Costello, shortening the deficit to just one possession (50-52, min.26). The visitors endured pulling veteran, leaning on Thomas, Hunter y Rivers to find points of great merit and enter the decisive section with his hands on the wheel (55-61, min.30).
Walden He was in charge of taking over as soon as the last period began with two daggers from beyond the three-point line to once again put the double digit difference between both teams (57-67). The ghosts quickly invaded Baskonia thought again, unable to find rhythm and balance with a quintet that Spahija insisted on maintaining, with Granger and Enoch, despite the bad game of both.
a triple of Walden took the lead to 11 points midway through the final period, at which point the entry of Peters, Fontecchio y Costello free of a Baldwin huge. With the American in command, the Baskonia signed a 9-0 run in just two minutes that once again gave hope to an unpopulated local stand (71-73, min.37). The comeback, however, did not come to an end. two kills of Hunter exploited the shortcomings of the Basques in the position of five and a triple from the corner of Weiler-Babb at the last minute they finished sealing the tomb for Spahija’s.
77 – Battles of the Basque Country (17 + 16 + 22 + 22): Baldwin (23), Granger (5), Giedraitis (3), Sedekerskis (11) y Enoch (4) -cinco inicial-, Lamar Peters (7), Fontecchio (12), Costello (12), Kurucs (-).
84 – Bayern Munich (16+26+19+23): Walden (17), Jaramaz (1), Lucic (8), Rubit (17) and Radosevic (-) -cinco inicial-, Weiler-Babb (7), Thomas (13), Rivers (4), Hunter (17) , George (-), Obst (-) y Sisko (-).