Levice wins it in the final seconds

Levice wins it in the final seconds

Slovakian champion BC Levicki Patrioti got their second win of the season. It took them until the very last seconds, to get the 81:76-victory against UBSC Raiffeisen Graz.

UBSC Raiffeisen Graz : BC Levicki Patrioti
76:81 (23:26, 48:41, 62:62)

Referees Hiermann, Khadkodai, Nizamic (all AUT).
Audience: 300.
Venue: Unionsporthalle (Graz, AUT).

Scorers UBSC Raiffeisen Graz: Nikolic 19, Hudson 17, Tyus 15, Maresch 10, Richter 6, Turman 4, Ernst 3, Moschik 2.
Scorers BC Levicki Patrioti: Lawrence 16, Bojanovsky 16 , Krajcovic 15, Davis 14, Williams 8, Ziak 6, Stefek 4, Tomic 2.

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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.”