Berlin, Deutschland (Weltexpress). Alba Berlin sent Galatasaray Istanbul and EuroCup Top16 a clear message – we’re here to play and be competitive.
An all-around great offensive and defensive performance led to a convincing 95 – 62 win for the home team.
Having never trailed throughout the match, each Alba player scored in the lopsided victory. Led by Player of the Match, Luke Sikma (25 points), Marius Grigonis (18 points) and Dennis Clifford’s rebounding (8 rebounds), the visitors from Istanbul never found its way into the match.
Alba shot 50% in 3-pointers to Galatasaray’s 22% – the Berlin club led in all statistical categories.
Berlin’s impressive depth from the bench is another positive indicator that the team has established excellent chemistry going into the EuroCup Top16 competition. Off the bench, consistent numbers added to the victory – Joshiko Saibou (13 points) and Niels Giffey (11 points).
Alba Berlin coach, Aito Garcia Reneses was pleased with the results – his squads mental and physical development is improving game to game – playing well on both ends of the court – rebounding, shooting, fast-break points and support from the bench will lead to more Alba Berlin success.
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