Ariel McDonald produced a performance for the ages to guide Girona to their first ever piece of European silverware against Azovmash Mariupol in the EuroCup Final.
The 35-year old veteran scored a season high 25 points to spearhead a superb Girona display in the face of a valiant opponent in Azovmash.
Few thought that Azovmash would defeat Virtus Bologna on Friday to earn a place in the finals.
And many thought that Girona would prevail in easy fashion in the title game.
Surprise package Azovmash will look to pull of an upset this evening in Spain when they take on hosts Girona.
Here’s the breakdown of the title game.
They may have entered the EuroCup Final Four as the unknown team. But after a 74-73 victory over Virtus Bologna in the first semi-final, everyone knew about Azovmash.
The Ukrainain outfit got off to a red hot start and then held their composure down the stretch to advance to the EuroCup title game this Sunday.
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