Latvian basketball player Rolands Šmits scored seven points in the 23rd round of the ULEB Euroleague on Thursday, helping the Spanish club “Barcelona” to win.
Barcelona guests with a score of 76:74 (21:12, 19:18, 10:23), 26:21) beat the Greek team in Piraeus “Olympiakos”
The guests won only six seconds before the final whistle, when Corius Higgins took two free throws and reached a draw of 76:74. At the end of the second field, in the last seconds, neither Vasilis Spanulis, Hasan Martin and Kosta Sluk, who scored a long shot, managed to hit the ball.
Most of the match was opposed by Šarūns Jasikēvičs and his colleagues, but the decisions of the last seconds did not satisfy Georgi Barcoku, who was expelled from the hall. Schmidt spent 15 minutes and ten seconds on the field in this duel, during which he realized his two two-point shots and one of the two long shots. The Latvian basketball player also won four rebounds, made one mistake, intercepted one ball, violated the rules once and scored nine efficiency coefficient points.
The winners with 16 points and five rebounds were scored by Nikola Mirotich, 14 points by Higgins and 12 points and seven assists by Olympiakos principal opponent Panathinaikos of Athens, former basketball player Nik Kalates.
The most successful for the owners of the field with 18 points was Šakīls Makisiks, but he scored eight points and 13 balls under the baskets were won by Oktevius Eliss.
The two teams have met 28 times in the Euroleague this century, 18 of which have been won by the people of Barcelona. In the matches of the title of the strongest club tournament on the continent, they met in 1997 and 2010, when they won “Olympiakos” and “Barcelona” respectively.
The Barcelona team, with 17 wins in 23 games, takes first place in the tournament table and will remain in the lead after this round, while Olympiakos is in 11th place with 11 successes.
Meanwhile, Jānis Timma and Dairis Bertāns each scored three points, while at their home in the Khimki district of Moscow with a score of 76: 107 (22:23, 22:30, 13:30 , 19:24) capitulated Istanbul’s “Fenerbahce Beko”
The Khimki team was unable to escape the failure zone and suffered 15 losses in a row.
Timma played 11 minutes and 29 seconds and scored one of five “threes”, but did not hit the basket with his only two-point throw. He also won one rebound, intercepted one ball, violated the rules once and closed the match with negative efficiency (-1).
Meanwhile, Bertāns scored one of the four three-pointers in 16 minutes and 23 seconds and did not hit both two two-point shots. He also scored twice, was on two points and in the worst performance team (-2).
Muscovites scored 29 points and Alexei Swede made seven mistakes. Nando de Colo scored 18 points for opponents, while Lawrence Brown had 17 points, while Jan Wesley scored 15 points with perfect accuracy.
Fenerbahce basketball players scored 85.3% of their two-point shots, the second best figure in Euroleague history, and celebrated their eighth consecutive victory.
The Khimki team with two victories is in the last, 18th place in the tournament table, while the Fenerbahce is in eighth place with 13 wins.
On Thursday, the AX “Armani Exchange Olimpia” played at St. Zenit in St. Petersburg with the result 82:76 (16:24, 19:20, 21:15, 26:17).
Milan had the best score with 14 points, Kevin Panther, 13 points with Serhio Rodriguez, but 12 points and eight rebounds were Kailam Hainsam. Kevin Pangos and Austin Holins scored 12 points
Also this season, ten countries with 18 teams are represented in the Euroleague. is the same as last season. The teams will play in a two-lap tournament, with the top eight entering the playoffs. The Euroleague champion will be determined in Cologne, where the final quartet tournament will take place.