KK Zagreb edged Gran Canaria 71-69 in the first leg of the Eurocup Qualifying Round on Wednesday in Croatia.
KK Zagreb were powered to the win by Mario Kasun's game-high 17 points and 6 rebounds. Luka Zoric scored 16 points and pulled in 12 rebounds, while Gregory Renfroe added 11 points.
Gran Canaria got 13 points and 7 rebounds from Charles Wallace. James Carroll tallied 11 points and Sitapha Savane added 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Gran Canaria enjoyed a 20-18 lead on a jumper by James Moran at the end of the first quarter.
The visitors used a 13-0 run to grab a 37-26 lead late in the second quarter, and Javier Beiran made a three-pointer to give Gran Canaria a 40-29 lead at the end of the half.
Zagreb ran off a 7-0 run to knot the score at 49-49 with just seconds left in the third period.
Gran Canaria opened a five point lead at (59-54) early in the fourth, but Zagreb outscored the visitors over the final stretch to claim the win.
The second and deciding game will be played in Spain on October 6.