Basketball: Alba Berlin beats Partizan Belgrade at the start of the Euroleague


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Alba Berlin beats Partizan Belgrade at the start of the Euroleague

With 16 points, the Albatross' best thrower: Tamir Blatt.  Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/archive image

With 16 points, the Albatross’ best thrower: Tamir Blatt. photo

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Berlin Alba Berlin has successfully started the new Euroleague season. The Bundesliga basketball team won at home in front of 11,173 spectators against league newcomer Partizan Belgrade thanks to a strong first half with a clear 100:84 (61:43). The best Berlin throwers were Tamir Blatt with 16 and Luke Sikma with 15 points.

Berlin (dpa) – Alba Berlin has successfully started the new Euroleague season. Of the basketball-Bundesliga won at home in front of 11,173 spectators against league newcomer Partizan Belgrade thanks to a strong first half with a clear 100:84 (61:43). The best Berlin throwers were Tamir Blatt with 16 and Luke Sikma with 15 points.

Trainer Israel In addition to the long-term injured Marcus Eriksson, Gonzalez also had to do without the sick Yanni Wetzell and Ben Lammers for a short time. From the beginning there was a lot of atmosphere in the hall – that was mainly due to the numerous Partizan supporters. However, the hosts were unimpressed and quickly took the lead 8:2.

But Partizan initially held back well. Towards the end of the first quarter, however, Alba started rolling. In the first section it was in two digits for the first time (28:18). And the hosts started the second quarter with a 16:2 run. After almost 14 minutes, the Berliners were already ahead with 26 points (46:20). They had great advantages, especially in the rebound.

After the change of sides, Partizan increased the intensity on the defensive. And Alba started having problems. The Serbs came back to within ten points (64:54). Alba countered and was able to pull away again at the end of the third quarter (77:61). The guests came back to ten points in the last section, but Alba kept a cool head and won confidently in the end.

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