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Ball - Sporting loses to Karhu and is eliminated in the round of 16 of the European Cup (Basketball)

Ball – Sporting loses to Karhu and is eliminated in the round of 16 of the European Cup (Basketball)

Sporting is eliminated from the FIBA ​​European Cup. He was forced to beat Karho Basket by more than 32 points to rely on himself and move to the round of 16 in first place in the seventh group, or at least win in the sixth round, hoping that Aegis Cormend will overcome Anouil Lleclawik, and rise to second place. In soccer, the Lions didn’t even have to do the math when, in Pavelhau Joao Rocha, they lost to the Finns by 84-93 (25-26, 20-8, 24-36, 15-23).

Even if they had won, the Lisbon team would have fallen by the wayside, as the Poles went from Wloclawek to Kormend, crushing the Hungarians from Egis by 67-94, keeping the locals without a win in this group stage.

With a good entry, his intense defense and two-on-one surprised the opponent and allowed him to reach a 12-2 advantage at 6 meters, with DJ Fenner (19 points) scoring 7 points, before the end of the opening quarter, Karhu had previously had. He managed to balance the game by converting 7 triples in 10 attempts that allowed him to lead for the first time at 18-19, make first par at 25-25 and end the period with a 25-26 lead.

Despite the serious difficulty that Pedro Nuno Montero’s men had in stopping opponent’s shots beyond 6.75m and after the latter scored the eighth goal with a score of 28-32, Sporting experienced its best moment and greatest hope that anything was possible when building an unexpected segment of 15 -0 (45-34) as Marcus Lovett (5 Ass) scored 9 of his 14 points, and rallied in the second half to win 11.

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Everything seemed possible. Until reaching 32 points difference. It will be possible if the Portuguese team maintains the defensive level, and the Scandinavians, who already have 8/17 on three-point shots and 4/13 on two-point shots, continue to fail and commit turnovers (12).

This was not what happened, and the champions of Finland, especially Jay Crockett (9 points, 19 points, 2 ass) and Danny Dolink (15 points, 4 points) were born in reaction, in a sequence of 0-11 (47 -45) and scored in them Triple again.

He would get three more points, all by different players, while on the other side Travant Williams (21 points, 9 accuracy, 3 ass), had 13 points in the period, was the one who tried to keep the green and whites in drive and was able to fight back from For victory.

Get 69-65 on pass to LoVett’s basket with 47 seconds left in the quarter. And then… there was a disaster. In those few seconds, Sporting made mistakes, made unnecessary mistakes and started losing the lead on the 0-4 (69-70) segment of the free throw line, adding another 0-11 (69-70) at the start. In the last period, in which Karhu scored three more goals out of three, the gap on the scoreboard in favor of outsiders reached dozens for the first time.

From then until the final, the Finns, as the performances of Severi Kaukiainen (15 points, 2 accuracy, 5 ass), Lee Skinner (16 points, 6 accuracy, 5 ass, 3 rub) should never be in danger of losing control. match or not to finish first in the group.

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In the Lions, who came off the bench 3 (!) Points against 41 opposing substitutes, the contributions of Isaiah Armwood (20 points, 7 marks) should also be highlighted.