ECM Nymburk produced a strong first half in Serbia and Montenegro against NIS Vojvodina. They couldn't sustain their momentum though, as the home team came back in the 2nd half to win 95:89.
The Czech side lead throughout the first half and by as much as 9 points in the 2nd quarter. At that stage in the game it looked like they would easily go on and win the contest.
It was not until after the halftime break that Vojvodina woke up. They regained the lead thanks to a strong 3rd quarter in which they scored 31 points and held on to win.
Nenad Canak led his side with 27 points and 7 rebounds and was selected as MVP.
Ashante Johnson was Nymurk's top player. He scored 28 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and blocked 2 shots.
Nikola Lazic - Coach of NIS Vojvodina:
"My team did not play well in the first two quarters, but in the second half we changed strategy and with aggressive defense and fast attack we manage to win this very important game."
Michael Jeldik - Coach of ECM Nymburk:
"Vojvodina had more luck and was more concentrated in the final part of the game. We played a good game against the best team in our group and it is a good step towards the game with Strauss Iscar Nahariya at our home court next week."
Goran Savanovic – NIS Vojvodina:
"Serious game. Nymburk studied our plays, so they knew our weak spots and used it well, but we concentrated and overturn the game. It is a very important victory, because they lead us in upper round of this competition."
Denis Mujagic – ECM Nymburk:
"First and second quarter we played well in defense and in attack, but Vojvodina is a hard team in his arena. We showed a better game than in Athens."