UBSC Raiffeisen Graz started very bad, the players missed their shots, and had 0:11 after four Minutes on the clock. After a time-out by Graz-coach Sporar, his team had a 18:5-run which narrowed the gap to just one point – 20:21. But BC Levicki Patrioti got the benefit out of Graz turnovers and leaded the game after 13 minutes with 27:37. Graz changed the defensive strategy, which led to a 16:2-run for the Austrians and a 43:39. The first half even ended with a 48:41 lead for UBSC Raiffeisen Graz.
But BC Levicki fought back and tied the game after 30 Minutes (62:62). The game was close, at 40 seconds on the clock. But then Levices captain Krajcovic took over. He made a three point shot to the 74:77 Slowakian lead, Graz missed their shots and BC Levicki Patrioti won with 76:81 in Graz.
Milos Sporar , coach Graz: “We started not so good, but then we showed a good performance against a very good team.”
Anton Maresch, player Graz: “We have too many downs and ups, at the end we missed our chance to win.”
Teo Hojc, head coach Patrioti: “I did not except such a close game in Graz, we are happy that we won.”
Boban Tomic, player Patrioti: “We started very good, Graz came back, at the end we were cooler.”