Cajasol Seville defeated Unicaja Malaga (82-77) after overcoming seven points in the last minute. Earl Calloway made a brilliant comeback scoring a decisive three-pointer.
In a very hard game, Cajasol Seville played one of the more unbelievable games in years. Despite Unicaja arrived to Seville decided to win the game, and they certainly proved it the first minutes of the game, Cajasol never gave up.
Joel Freeland was the dominant force in the paint while Paul Davis could do nothing. In fact, he didn’t play a single minute in the second quarter because of this. Unicaja always played with confidence, and this reflected in a five-points advantage all the time.
Joan Plaza, local coach didn’t know what to do. At least Cajasol didn’t let Unicaja disappear from view. Ivanov did a great job in these minutes, rebounding and scoring when necessary.
But in the last quarter, something changed. The game went crazy, with Cajasol playing some kind of run-and-gun and Unicaja trying to keep the pace. And this way we get to the last minute. Up to 16 points (!) scored Cajasol in the final minute of the game. Bullock, Davis (reappearing after a very bad first half) and Calloway made it possible, but thanks to Kirksay’s defense and Sato’s intelligence, playing together, made possible the miracle. Unicaja seemed shocked; that’s normal if you see how you lose a seven-points advantage in just sixty seconds. But it happened. For real.
Thanks to this new victory Cajasol joins playoff positions in the league, while Unicaja is still a win away.
82 – Cajasol (8+19+18+37): Satoransky (12), Katelynas (0), Bullock (21), Sastre (0), Davis (12) -starting fivel-, Triguero (5), Cabanas (-), Urtasun (4), Kirksay (5), Calloway (13), Ivanov (10)
77 – Unicaja (19+12+18+28): Rodríguez (8), Freeland (18), Mcintyre (10), Archibald (5), Blanco (9) -starting five-, Printezis (6), Almazán (-), Tripkovic (8), Blakney (8), Fitch (3), Rubio (2)