Slovak team led in the match to just 2.5 minutes (the biggest lead was 4 points in the first quarter), the Czech team led for 35 minutes. Pardubice in the first quarter scored six three-point shots, Levice zero, but they scored 16 points in the Paint. At the beginning of the last quarter of the guests have lost only 6 points (56 – 50), but after the home team scored biggest scoring run (12 – 0), it was decided on the outcome.
Ken Scalabroni (coach of home team):“I’m very happy for our team and for our fans. We have a tough program, a lot of injured players, so we play with a few players, but we were able to handle it. We showed a solid team performance and I think we deserved progress to the semi-finals. This is a good result not only for our club, but also for the entire Czech basketball.”
Michal Madzin (coach of guest team):“The match was very difficult to evaluate me. We don’t score three-point shots, it was hard for us to score. Pardubice played very good defense, but we didn’t scored open shots. Pardubice played as a team, played fast, thanks to this they won.”