Mathias Lessort scored the game-winning shot and Unicaja Malaga shocked ALBA Berlin on the road and stole the home-court advantage (90-91).
On the other end, Rokas Giedratis missed the three-pointer for the Germans hosts, with Niels Giffey making the tip-in. But, the basket didn’t count and the visitors escaped from Berlin with a big win.
Lessort had a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds for the winners, while Adam Waczynski added 17 points.
On the other hand, Peyton Siva scored 14 points and dished out seven assists in his return to action in the EuroCup. Giffey (13 points) and Martin Hermannsson (13 points and 10 assists) also stood out for ALBA.
Game 2 will be played on Friday (08/03) in Malaga.