Jordan Lloyd did “magic” against CSKA, leading the Red Star to overthrow but also to victory 86-84 in overtime.
The American had 31 points with 7/7 shots, 9/15 two points, 2/6 three points and 6 rebounds, while from CSKA Hackett had 29 points and 5 rebounds, Claiborne 18 points.
CSKA took the lead from the beginning of the match and managed to be at +8 (35-43) at the end of the first half thanks to the appearance of Claiborne who had 13 points, while giving the … baton to Hackett in the second half. But Lloyd, who had 14 points in the first half, started to rise and CSKA had no solution in marking him.
The third period will go down in history for the failure of both teams and the tough defenses, with the individual score at 11-8, something that helped the Red Star to reduce and … spoil the game of CSKA. The Serbs counterattacked in the fourth period, Lloyd continued to score and so the score became 71-70 in the 39th minute. Hackett made a three-pointer 71-73 in 49 ΄΄, Lloyd responded immediately (73-73) in 35 ΄΄ with James being inaccurate in 20 seconds. Lloyd had the last attack but missed the match to go to extra time.
There, the Red Star led 80-75, CSKA reacted and tied at 84-84. But Lloyd was there again to make it 86-84 at 44 ΄΄. James tried to become the … hero but was initially cut by Duop and missed a three-pointer in the end, going for the victory.
The ten minutes: 18-20, 35-43, 46-51, 73-73 (reg.), 86-84 (first paragraph)
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