ALBA says goodbye with victory
ALBA Berlin achieves a conciliatory end to the basketball EuroCup. In Istanbul, the Bundesliga team wins after a thriller.
Bundesliga club ALBA Berlin has left the EuroCup with a victory.
Coach Aito Garcia Reneses’ team won 97:92 (85:85,45:39) at Galatasaray Istanbul to close the top-16 round. Even before the meaningless game against the Turks, Alba had been unable to make it into the quarter-finals. The best thrower at Alba was Marius Grigonis with 20 points (DATA CENTER: The Table).
The only German club in the quarter-finals is Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich.
With a record of two wins and four defeats, Berlin finished third in the standings of Group E, Darüssafaka/Turkey and Gran Canaria Las Palmas were already qualified for the final eight on Wednesday before their final duel.