Round 15 wrapped up Wednesday with six games, during which Andorra and Buducnost won to advance to the Eurocup playoffs. The latter also took Virtus with it, and idle Lietkabelis went through, too.
Turk Telekom Ankara 76-83 MoraBanc Andorra
Andorra beat Turk Telekom on the road 76-83 to book a place in the EuroCup Playoffs. Andorra improved to 9-6 with its third consecutive win, while Turk Telekom suffered its third straight loss and fell to 6-8. Andorra, which led for the majority of the night, used a 0-10 run midway through the fourth quarter to open a double-digit lead and secure the victory. Victor Arteaga collected 13 points plus seven rebounds to lead the winners. JaJuan Johnson tallied 21 points and nine rebounds in defeat.
Hamburg Towers 92-86 Slask Wroclaw
Hamburg survived a valiant comeback by Slask to grab an important 92-86 victory and protect its home court. Hamburg nearly wasted a 21-point third-quarter lead but held on to improve to 6-8 in Group A. Lukas Meisner led the way with career-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Slask fell to 3-11 despite Travis Trice’s 29 points and ten assists.
Partizan mts Belgrade 87-72 Boulogne Metropolitans 92
Partizan kept its perfect home record intact with a resounding 87-72 win over Metropolitans. The win gave Partizan a sweep of Metropolitans and improved it to 10-5 and second place in Group A, while Metropolitans saw its five-game winning streak snapped, dropping to 9-6. Center Balsa Koprivica starred with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks, and Zach LeDay scored 15 points for the winners. Jordan McCrae scored 18 in a losing effort.
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 90-77 Promitheas Patras
Buducnost clinched a spot in the knock-out rounds by downing Promitheas 90-77 in Group B. Buducnost improved to 9-6 in the standings and pushed Promitheas to 4-11. Petar Popovic led six Buducnost scorers in double figures with 15 points, and Vladimir Micov added 12. Jerai Grant paced Promitheas with 23 points.
Valencia Basket 86-80 Umana Reyer Venice
Valencia rallied from double-digit leads in each half to finally hold off visiting Reyer by 86-80 in a thriller on Wednesday to solidify its second place in Group B. Klemen Prepelic led Valencia with 19 points to spoil a 25-point effort by Jordan Theodore of Reyer, which led most of the night.
Virtus Segafredo Bologna 74-86 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
Cedevita took a critical step towards reaching the knock-out rounds by downing Virtius 74-86 on the road. Both teams now have 8-7 records in Group B. Jacob Pullen led the winners with 20 points, and Jaka Blazic added 18. Toko Shengelia scored 14 points in his Virtus debut.
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