Baskonia secured the final spot in the EuroLeague playoffs by defeating Virtus 89-77 in a thrilling second-round showdown, propelled by Markus Howard’s stellar 28-point performance.

After a five-year hiatus from the playoffs, Baskonia celebrates their return, with standout contributions from Matt Costello (19 points) and Tadas Sedekerskis (16 points).

Despite a valiant effort from Virtus, led by Toko Shengelia’s 16 points, Baskonia’s determination and execution prove too much to overcome.

With the playoffs beckoning, Baskonia shifts its focus to a daunting series against top-seeded Real Madrid, commencing on Tuesday, April 23, at WiZink Center.