It’s a 2-way tie at the top of Group D of the FIBA Europe League thanks to Nahariya’s away win over Dynamo Moscow. Moscow won the first game between the 2 sides in Israel, but Nahariya gained revenge in Moscow, holding on for a 91:94 victory.
A season high 32 points from Nahariya guard Barak Peleg, including 11 in the first quarter was the key performance for the visiting side. The game was close throughout, but Peleg’s outside shooting (he hit a perfect 6/6 three-pointers) proved enough for Nahariya to edge the contest.
Peleg started the game explosively with 4 points in the first 2 minutes and Nahariya took a quick 0:8 lead. Dynamo replied through center Kenajn Dzons in the 4th minute and by the first quarter interval, led 14:13.
It would continue to be a neck and neck game throughout. Dynamo were led by Dzons with 19 points and 5 rebounds, Jimmy Oliver (in his third FEL game since joining Dynamo) with 20 points and 7 rebounds and Nikolaos Ekonomou with 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Their contributions were not enough though, as Nahariya rode Peleg and Sharon Shason, who between them combined for 57 of their team’s 94 points.