ECM Nymburk 85 Ironi Strauss Nahariya 94

25.11.2003

Strauss handed Nymburks their first home loss in this year's FIBA Europe League (85-94).

The guests from Israel started with very good defense and several fast breaks. The Czechs weren’t able to score in the first three minutes and Strauss was able to pull away with 8 points.

Even though Strauss center, Marckovich didn’t have any impact on the game, his team was able to hold Nymburk down in the first period. At the end of the first ten minutes ECM was able to get in contact when Mujagic and Votroubek scored a three-pointer each (22-25).

The second period was almost a copy of the first half. Strauss defended their league by keeping Nymburk's centers and the boards under control (39-44).

After the break, Nymburk increased the pressure on the guests. Ashante Johnson scored 12 of his 27 points in this period, but Strauss kept the lead with nice fast breaks (69-73).

Now, Nymburk tried to close the gap with three-pointers but they weren’t as successful as usual and Nahariya had easy game to pull away. Even though Nymburk put all their power to offense at the end of the last quarter they weren’t able to prevent their first home loss in this season.

Game-MVP: Amit Ben David

 


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