Champion of Ukraine “Budivelnik” lost “Tsmoki-Minsk” in the first match of the second qualifying round of League of Champions FIBA.
At the start of the match “Budivelnik” was able to dictate the Belarusians their game. The team of Vladimir Koval due to the activity Anisimov, Dugat and Drozdov has created a small gap, but gradually the hosts began to pick up the keys to the game the visitors from Ukraine.
Until the final quarter of the “Builders” might have a tiny advantage. “Tsmoki-Minsk” after a long chase caught up with guests and was able to punish the opponent for a series loss.
Belarusians could count on a victory with a double-digit advantage, but fields and blackbirds did everything to keep “Budivelnik” chances of an exit in the final round of qualifying.
On September 26 in Kiev “Budivelnik” and “Tsmoki-Minsk” will play the return match. The Ukrainian club need to win by six points. Otherwise, European Cup season for “Construction” is finished, barely begun.
Tsmoki-Minsk — Budivelnik 69:64 (14:20, 16:15, 18:13, 21:16)
Tsmoki-Minsk: Kudryavtsev (13), Kravis (17 + 9 rebounds), Meshcheryakov (11).
Budivelnik: Drozdov (16 + 9 rebounds), Anisimov (12 + 5 rebounds), Dugat (11).
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