DKV Joventut came from behind to stun Dynamo Moscow Region 91-87 and go top of Group H with four victories and just one defeat.
The Badalona team had trailed for the entire game and entered the final
quarter losing 67-58, but they mounted an impressive fightback.
With one minute and 56 seconds left in the contest, DKV pulled level at
81-81 thanks to an Elmer Bennett three-pointer. Center Aloysius Anagonye then added a three-point play for an 84-81 advantage.
Alex Mumbru buried a shot from the arc, and Bennett, who had not played in the EuroCup since October 11 because of a knee injury, also hit another three-pointer as DKV secured a big win.
The inspirational Bennett finished with 12 points and seven assists.
|Elmer Bennett (DKV Joventut Badalona) |
The Spaniards, who have qualified for Round II, have set up an intriquing
final game for Dynamo who now must win at home over Galil Elyon to advance to the next phase.
Galil have a 2-3 record, while Dynamo are 3-2, but the Israeli team won the first encounter between the two sides and if they sweep the Russians, they will play on.
Fransisco led DKV with 16 points, while Czech forward Lubos Barton had 14 points and nine rebounds.
Dynamo's Stevin Smith had a game-high 23 points in defeat.