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Baskonia held off ALBA Berlin’s comeback for an away win

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Initially appearing as a straightforward challenge, Baskonia’s quest for victory against ALBA Berlin in the Mercedes-Benz Arena evolved into a formidable struggle.

Despite the tough night, they secured a 91-86 win, marking ALBA Berlin’s second consecutive loss in the Regular Season games held at the venue for the upcoming 2024 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four.

Assuming the role of team captain this summer, Tadas Sedekerskis showcased remarkable strength, delivering an impressive all-around performance with 11 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals.

Taking on the point guard position for the Basque side, Codi Miller-McIntyre led the team in scoring with 17 points, while substitute Nico Mannion made a significant impact with a deep dagger to conclude the second quarter.

On the opposing side under Israel Gonzalez’s guidance, Tim Schneider emerged as a powerful force coming off the bench, causing damage from two-point range with a perfect 5/5 record and accumulating 17 points.

Johannes Thiemann, a compatriot, achieved a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Italian duo of Gabriele Procida and Matteo Spagnolo contributed 12 points each, playing a crucial role in sustaining ALBA Berlin’s competitiveness in the latter part of the game.

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