After a quadruple overtime loss in last week's FIBA Europe League game against Kiev, BC Nymburk suffered another setback today, this time on the road against FYROM champs Rabotnicki.
The game was never close and by the opening minute of the third quarter, the home side's lead stretched to 24 points, 74-50.
The story of the game was Rabotnicki's aggresive defense which shut down Nymburk's offensive weapons. Maurice Whitfield (20 ppg) was held to 10 points while center Jiri Zidek (17 ppg) could muster only 8.
Rabotnicki, on the other hand, were led by guard Kendrick Johnson who could literally do no wrong on the offensive end. He amassed 38 points on 12/19 shooting (5/9 three pointers) as well as grabbing 7 rebounds and dishing 6 assists.
Quotes Fersped Rabotnicki vs. Nymburk
Karel Forejt, Nymburk Assistant Coach:
"They played wonderfully, with a high percentage of scored shots. We played poorly which maybe because of our exhaustion."
Jordancho Davitkov, Head Coach Fersped Rabnotnicki:
"We defended Zidek and their foreign players. My team performed as previously agreed and we will use this opportunity to prepare ourselves for the game with Unics Kazan."
Denis Mujagic (Player - Nymburk):
"We didn't know how to punish their weaknesses. Our defence was poor; they did what ever they wanted to do on the court."