The German basketball champion Alba Berlin has conceded the next defeat in the Euro league. Four days after the sovereign move into the semifinals of the BBL Cup, the team of coach Israel lost Gonzalez at the Russian representative Zenith St. Petersburg 66:75 (30:42).
With three wins and seven defeats, Alba is 16th in the table cellar. The Russians are about 7: 3 wins on playoff course.
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The Swede Marcus Eriksson was in front of 1413 spectators with 20 points Best Berliner Werner, Mao do Lo booked in the first quarter eight meters — after that he only met with two free throws. At the hosts, Jordan Loyd (25) was the most successful point collector.
Alba started strongly and led to 5: 0 after two minutes. Also, two and a half minutes before the end of the first quarter, the Berliner was 12:10 at the front, but until the end of the portion, but still with 14:20 in arrears. Until halftime, the distance grew to twelve counters. The offensive did not get going, the hit rate was weak 33 percent.
Thanks to Eriksson, the guests fought up in the third quarter on six points, but Zenith always had an answer. Also, shortly before the end, as Alba shortened to five.
Already on Friday (17:00 clock) the next away game in Russia at UNITS Kazan is on the program. On Sunday (18:00 clock / magenta Petersburg 66:75) follows the Bundesliga at ratiopharm ULM.