It took a big effort before Nymburk could take the points from MBC Odessa winning 66-74.
After the first 3 minutes of the game the score was tied 3:3. Then Odessa impressed the spectators with a 6-0-run, however, after a time-out ECM Nymburk was getting into the ball game and the quarter finished equally (21-21).
Thanks to several dynamic moves by Stanislav Votroubek the visitors began to take control over MBC. And by demonstrating his skills, Maurice Whitfield helped Nymburk to increase their lead. At half time the score was 35-43.
ECM Nymburk was excellent at both ends of the court and with this they were able to hold MBC down. All of Odessa's efforts in the second half were in vain and the Czechs kept their 8-point lead until the final whistle.
Game-MVP: Ashante Johnson
Vadym Pudzyrey, Head Coach, MBC Odessa:
"EMC Nymburg has players of much higher level than we do."
Michal Jezdik, Head Coach, ECM Nymburk:
"We wanted very much to win, because in this case we have chances to participate in further rounds of FIBA Europe League."