Silver medalist of Ukraine super League basketball club “Dnipro” unsuccessfully started the first stage of the Cup of Europe FIBA season 18/19.
In the opening match of BC “Dnipro” lost to Bulgarian club “Levski LUKOIL” – 65:83 (23:26, 8:24, 20:17, 14:16), reports fbu.ua.
Since the beginning of the meeting, the guests tried to act most intently, avoiding repeating the mistakes of the past to this European matches. For some time the club were even forced the owners to catch up with myself. And after the middle of the first quarter the course of the struggle began to change.
Before the start of the group round of the competition, FIBA called the move to Levski brothers Dejan and Kaloyan Ivanov among the top ten transfers of the tournament. Their influence has allowed the Bulgarians to seize the initiative.
The hosts won the first quarter by three points, Deyan Ivanov was the most effective in maidanetske. He scored 12 points at 100% realization of all throws. Including 2/2 three-pointers scored.
In the second quarter, a trend only Basilica. Now tightened up twin brother Kaloyan Ivanov. Before the break, he had 8 points and 5 assists. In General Levski got 19 points advantage after the first half.
With the resumption of the game the visitors tried to rectify the situation. And only managed to slightly reduce the difference. The hosts attacked more, even with a smaller percentage of implementation was gaining more points. Final quarter the team started with 16-point advantages of Levski.
In the final minute of the miracle did not happen = the hosts confidently brought the match to win. In the composition of the Levski in the end, as five players scored 10 points or more.
Next match in group G “Dnepr” will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at home against “Arisa” from Greece, which today accepts the command “Rolling” from Finland.