Ural Ekaterinburg Claim Minsk Thriller

21 January 2014

8. Anton Glazunov (Ural Ekaterinburg)
Anton Glazunov was one of four Ural players to record a double-double

Ural Ekaterinburg came back from a 16-point first half deficit to knock off Tsmoki Minsk 97-96 in overtime on the road and take first place in Group L of the EuroChallenge Last 16.

Dmitry Flis collected 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Aaron McGhee had 23 points and 10 rebounds for 2-0 Ekaterinburg.

Lance Harris added 21 and 10 and Anton Glazunov chipped in 13 points and 10 assists.

Minsk dropped to 1-1 despite 25 points from Keith Benson Jr., 12 from Aliaksei Lashkevich, 11 from both Demonte Harper and Branko Mirkovic and 10 points from Tyrone Brazelton.

Tsmoki jumped ahead 10-3 before Ekaterinburg pulled to within 12-10.

The hosts used a 14-2 run for a 26-12 lead, which was 29-18 after one quarter.

The margin was up to 38-22 early in the second quarter before the guests got back in the game thanks to a 12-2 run.

Minsk led 43-36 at the intermission.

Ekaterinburg knotted the game at 45-45 but Minsk pulled back ahead by 10 points but led 66-61 after 30 minutes.

McGhee's layup gave Ekaterinburg their first lead at 76-75.

Glazunov made two free throws with eight seconds left before Brazelton sent the game to overtime 86-86 with a layup with two seconds left.

Trailing 96-94, Flis nailed a three-pointer with 1:15 remaining in the extra session.

Brazelton would miss a game-winning attempt with three seconds to give Ekaterinburg the win.


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