In the 1. round of the TOP16 phase in the 7Days EuroCup, Cedevita was defeated by MoraBanc Andorra 81:87. It was an interesting match, Slaven Rimac's team managed to fight their way back after trailing by as much as 17 points. Unfourtounatly the comeback was not enough and Andorra returns home with the victory!
Cedevita was without Banic and Zganec who were injured.
For Cedevita Justin Cobbs had 19pts and 7asts.
For Andorra Albicy scored 22pts.
STATEMENTS AFTER THE GAME
Slaven Rimac: “I am satisfied only with our second quarter and with the way we played for six or seven minutes in the fourth quarter. We allowed our guests to get in the rhythm. We started the second half better, but we made some crucial mistakes at the end of the game. Albicy had a great shooting night and he really played great today.”
Andrija Stipanovic: “We have worked hard for this game and I was hoping for a win. We started poorly and MoraBanc Andorra had too many offensive rebounds. We played harder at the beginning of the second half, but guests made some shots and got the big lead. In the end, we made some mistakes and lost the game, but I think we still have a chance to finish our Group H in top two.”
Ibon Navarro: “We knew that this will not be an easy game. We had a 17-point advantage with eight minutes left in the game, but they managed to get back and tied the score. We played very well on defence in the end and we got ourselves an important win.”