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Basketball Eurocup : Alba Berlin in the quarter-final against Malaga

Since a few weeks, you have to Alba Berlin as a new Ritual. The basketball players are allowed to choose a song that a few minutes will be played before the start of the game to set the mood in the hall. The taste of Berlin is quite different, of course, a bit of Hip-Hop, but also listen to Irish melodies. Luke Sikmas choice was not suitable on Wednesday evening, be sure to, team and spectator with a booming Bass on a great fight embrace, thematically, could the US-Americans, but no better Song to choose. Ten minutes before the jump ball quiet the Bee were Gees "Stayin' Alive" by the Arena at the Ostbahnhof. And around the sports Survival in the Eurocup, it was time for Alba and the opponent from Malaga in the decisive third quarter-final finally.

The Berlin basketball team had heard Sikmas music wish well, because it is through an energy performance you won before 7039 viewers on Wednesday evening 79:75 (23:21, 13:18, 26:25, 17:11) and in the quarter-final series against Malaga with 2:1.

According to Alba in 2010 and the Bayern in the past season, it's only the third Time since the introduction of competition in the year 2002 that a German team qualified for the semifinals. The first game in the semi-final round against Villeurbanne or Andorra will take place next Tuesday in Berlin.

The third quarter started with a five-point Sikma

in the first quarter indicated that Martin Hermannsson should keep with his prediction right. "I don't think both sides still have a lot left over, so you can amaze yourself", Albas said Icelanders before the game, and so it was in the third meeting of the two teams within eight days. The Berliner tried to make the game, as usual, quickly; Malaga scored in the Zone, the match-winner of the first game, Mathias Lessort, tried it otherwise, but especially from the distance.

unlike in the first two Games none of the two teams, a run, to sell it managed in the first half, but. A week ago, Berlin had lost led quickly to two digits, in the third quarter, but then the control and later the game. On Wednesday, it went from the very beginning, back and forth, without a Team could get a clear advantage. Alba presented by Joshiko Saibou and Malaga responded by Lessort, the guests went through a Threesome of Sasu Salin in leadership and Hermannsson possible. At the break, the Andalusians have resulted in a balanced game 39:36.

The third quarter started for Alba with five points from Luke Sikma, then Berlin, but in the meantime, the rhythm is lost. Malaga scored on Lessort and Salin constant and because the throws of the hosts landed now too often on the Ring, of which attracted the Spaniards slowly. Two minutes before the end of the quarter was Alba, with twelve points, but at the latest since the last week should be known that such projections can enjoy in Basketball with caution. With a strong run and a triple in the last second by Tim Schneider, the Berlin reduced to 62:64.

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Eurocup Basketball match Alba Berlin loses first game of the season against Malaga

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In the final section, the Spaniards got the better Start, but Alba replied by distance throws by Rokas Giedraitis, and Peyton Siva. A decision remained in the game, in which the Berlin had this Time the luck is on your side. No more than 20 seconds before the end of the Giedraitis grabbed a contested Rebound, and built Alba's lead to three points. That was enough, and Alba remains in the Eurocup on life.

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