Referees: Marco Giansanti (ITA), Marko Vuckovic (SLO)
Siroki Hercegtisak 78 - STB Le Havre 79
Tonight's game was a very tough match-up between Siroki and the French guests from Le Havre (78-79). From the first tip of the game to the final whistle neither team had more than a 7-point-lead.
A very dramatic end after 4 periods took the game to extra time. During the regular 40 minutes, too many turnovers on Siroki's side simply gave the chance to STB Le Havre to make the game go to an extra period.
In the extra 5 minutes Siroki came very, very close to winning the game hitting two 3-pointers (Damir Vujanović and Domagoj Pinjuh), but these were to be their last points. In the next 4 minutes STB Le Havre made 7 points in a row and that was enough for the win.
Siroki had 20 seconds for the winning shot, but it was Martin Vanjak who took and missed a 3-pointer.
Quotes Široki Hercegtisak - STB Le Havre
Neven Plantak, Head Coach of :
“With 25 turnovers we can not make a good result. Congratulations to STB Le Havre and their Head Coach Mr. Eric Girard.”
Tomislav Ramljak, Široki Hercegtisak:
“We had a very bad opening and finish of the game.”
Eric Girard, Head Coach of STB Le Havre:
“We knew that it will be a hard game. Široki Hercegtisak is a very good team. My players had high level of concentration during this game. It was only way to win this game”
Gary Alexander, STB Le Havre:
“I am very happy because we had a bad game two nights before and we have made a good game here.”